Definition of pylorus in English:

pylorus

Syllabification: py·lo·rus
Pronunciation: /pīˈlôrəs, pə-
 
/

noun (plural pylori /-ˈlôrˌī, -ˈlôrē/)

Anatomy
  • The opening from the stomach into the duodenum (small intestine).
    More example sentences
    • A septum of connective tissue separates the circular muscle layers of the pylorus and duodenum.
    • A clear catheter entered the stomach at the gastrostomy site and had passed the pylorus into the duodenum.
    • If it is exactly in the midline, it may be the duodenal bulb, the pylorus, or the distal antrum.

Origin

early 17th century: via late Latin from Greek pulouros 'gatekeeper', from pulē 'gate' + ouros 'warder'.

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