From mediaeval Latin duodena ‘dozen’, from duodeni.
duodene (plural duodenes)
- (music) A schematic group of twelve notes.
- (rare) A group of twelve.
- 1963: He saw where the beer was, crated duodenes of it stacked between counter and wall, and went to help himself. — Anthony Burgess, Honey for the Bears (Norton 1996, p. 86)