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duodenum


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Duodenum  \Du`o*de"num\,  n.  [NL.,  fr  duodeni  twelve  each:  cf  F. 
  duodenum.  So  called  because  its  length  is  about  twelve 
  fingers'  breadth.]  (Anat.) 
  The  part  of  the  small  intestines  between  the  stomach  and  the 
  jejunum.  See  Illust.  of  Digestive  apparatus,  under 
  {Digestive}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  duodenum 
  n  :  the  part  of  the  small  intestine  between  the  stomach  and  the 
  jejunum 




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