duodenum duodenum  /du ˈɑ də nəm/


  • (n) the part of the small intestine between the stomach and the jejunum


  1. The duodenum, eleven inches long, is the beginning of the long small intestine.
  2. The doctors were equally concerned about the working of her duodenum, a source of little-understood hormones.
  3. In The Embezzler a bank teller goes to the hospital for an operation on his duodenum.


  • Crisco guards your good health, 1932

    Yes, this Crisco ad does indeed feature a diagram of the human digestive tract, complete with stomach and duodenum — the better to illustrate the hazards of using 'cheap fat' for your sweetie's french fries.
    on July 1, 2013     Source: Lancaster Eagle-Gazette

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