duodenum

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See also: Duodenum and duodénum

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A schematic of the gastrointestinal tract, with the duodenum shown in orange-pink

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From the Medieval Latin phrase duodēnum digitōrum(space of twelve digits) in reference to its length, from duodēnī(twelve each) + digitōrum, genitive plural of digitus(finger; toe; digit).

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duodenum ‎(plural duodena or duodenums)

  1. The first part of the small intestine, starting at the lower end of the stomach and extending to the jejunum.

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