Definition of Pylorus

1. Noun. A small circular opening between the stomach and the duodenum.

Generic synonyms: Opening, Orifice, Porta
Terms within: Musculus Sphincter Pylori, Pyloric Sphincter, Pyloric Valve
Derivative terms: Pyloric



Definition of Pylorus

1. n. The opening from the stomach into the intestine.

Definition of Pylorus

1. Noun. (anatomy) The opening in a vertebrate, including humans, at the lower end of the stomach that opens into the duodenum. ¹

2. Noun. A muscular or myovascular structure that controls the opening of an orifice or lumen of an organ. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pylorus

1. the opening between the stomach and the duodenum [n -RI or -RUSES] : PYLORIC [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pylorus

pylagores
pylangia
pylangium
pyllour
pylon
pylonlike
pylons
pylori
pyloric
pyloric sphincter
pyloric sphincters
pyloric stenosis
pyloric valve
pyloric vein
pyloroplasty
pylorus (current term)
pyloruses
pyn
pyne
pyned
pynes
pyning
pynoun
pynouns
pyo-
pyocyanase
pyocyanin
pyoderma
pyodermas
pyodermata

Literary usage of Pylorus

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1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1908)
"Hirschsprung, in, communicated two cases of pyloric stenosis occurring in infancy, both of which were fatal, the pylorus in both being considerably ..."

2. The Lancet (1898)
"Nevertheless, on Ang. 3rd, 1897, I excised a pylorus forming such a tumour ... On opening his abdomen he pylorus was found to be buried and attached to the ..."

3. The Principles and Practice of Medicine: Designed for the Use of by William Osler, Thomas McCrae (1916)
"The pylorus may be tilted up by adhesions to the liver or gall-bladder, or the stomach may be so dilated that the pylorus is dragged down and kinked. ..."

4. A System of Practical Medicine by William Pepper, Louis Starr (1885)
"HYPERTROPHIC STENOSIS OF THE pylorus. THE various causes of stenosis of the pylorus ... This variety is the so-called hypertrophie stenosis of the pylorus ..."

5. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1888)
"Ulcer of the pylorus.—Dr. Coats has lately brought the following valuable case of duodenal or pyloric ulceration before the Glasgow Medico-Chirurgical ..."

6. Pediatrics: The Hygienic and Medical Treatment of Children by Thomas Morgan Rotch (1906)
"The most common malformation of the stomach is a stenosis of the pylorus, ... STENOSIS OF pylorus. This condition was first mentioned by Beardsley of New ..."

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