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dooh o duh nuhm

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

  • The doctors were equally concerned about the working of her duodenum, a source of little-understood hormones.
  • How much guts does it take to survive? Nature supplies man with an average 25 feet, four-fifths of it in the small intestine (comprising the duodenum, ileum and jejunum).
  • The duodenum, eleven inches long, is the beginning of the long small intestine.
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  • 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.
    June 30, 2013 - Lancaster Eagle-Gazette

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