Dictionary of the word “duodenum”

Meaning of the word

The duodenum is the first portion of the small intestine, located between the stomach and the jejunum. Is responsible for food digestion and nutrient absorption.

Origin of the word

The word “duodenum” originates in the Latin “duodeni”, which means “twelve each”. This is due to the fact that the duodenum has about twelve fingers in length.

Word adverbs

Adverbs related to the word “duodenum” are: duodenal, duodenal, duodenal.

Conjunctions of the word

There are no specific conjunctions related to the word “duodenum”.

Synonyms of the word

Some synonyms of the word “duodenum” are: first portion of the small intestine, first part of the small intestine.

Word Definitions

  1. First portion of the small intestine;
  2. Part of the digestive system responsible for the digestion and absorption of nutrients;
  3. place where the action of digestive enzymes occurs;
  4. Small intestine segment that receives the sick of the stomach.

Phrases that the word applies

– The duodenum is one of the most important parts of the digestive system.

– Duodenum inflammation can cause abdominal discomfort.

– Nutrient absorption occurs in the duodenum.

Examples of the word in text

The doctor examined the patient’s duodenum to verify possible digestive problems.

After passing through the stomach, the food goes to the duodenum.

The duodenum is covered by a layer of cells that produce digestive enzymes.

Rhymes with the word

Poison, small, serene, full, ground, mild, dark, land.

Anagrams with the word








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