duodenum duodenum  /du ˈɑ də nəm/

Definition(s):

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

Usage(s):

  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.

News

  • 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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