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  • The first part of the small intestine, starting at the lower end of the stomach and extending to the jejunum.
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia



||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.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)



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