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Meaning of duodenum

du•o•de•num

Pronunciation: (d"u-dē'num, dy"-&wdspcd-od'n-um, dy-), [key]
— pl. du•o•de•na du•o•de•nums.
  1. the first portion of the small intestine, from the stomach to the jejunum. See diag. under
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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