pylorus 1610s, from L.L. pylorus “the lower orifice of the stomach,” from Gk. pyloros “gatekeeper, porter,” from pyle “gate” (see PYLON (Cf. pylon)) + ouros “watcher, guardian” (see WARRANT (Cf. warrant)).

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  • Pylorus — Py*lo rus, n.; pl. {Pylori}. [L., fr. Gr. ? pylorus, gate keeper; ? a gate + ? watcher, guardian.] (Anat.) (a) The opening from the stomach into the intestine. (b) A posterior division of the stomach in some invertebrates. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pylōrus — (gr.), 1) Thürhüter; 2) (Anat.), der Pförtner der untern Magenöffnung. Daher Pylorĭcae arterĭae, P. venae, Arterien u. Venen des Pylorus, s. u. Bauch 2) C) a) bb) …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Pylŏrus — (griech.), Pförtner, s. Magen …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Pylorus — Pylōrus (grch.), Pförtner (s. Magen); Pylorusstenōse, Verengerung des Magenpförtners; Pylorusresektion, operative Entfernung des Pförtners, bes. bei Magenkrebs …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Pylorus — Pylorus, s. Magen …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • Pylorus — Pylorus, Magenpförtner ⇒ Magen …   Deutsch wörterbuch der biologie

  • pylorus — [pī lôr′əs] n. pl. pylori [pī lôr′ī, pə lôr′ī] [LL < Gr pylōros, gatekeeper < pylē, gate + ouros, watchman] the opening, surrounded by muscular tissue, from the stomach into the duodenum, the first part of the small intestine pyloric… …   English World dictionary

  • Pylorus — Infobox Anatomy Name = PAGENAME Latin = valvula pylori GraySubject = 247 GrayPage = 1164 Caption = Outline of stomach, showing its anatomical landmarks. Caption2 = Interior of the stomach. (Pylorus labeled at center left.) System = MeshName =… …   Wikipedia

  • Pylorus — Der Pylorus (gr. πυλωρός [pylōrós], „Pförtner“[1]) ist die ringförmig angeordnete glatte Muskulatur, die sich zwischen dem Antrum des Magens (Antrum pyloricum) und dem Zwölffingerdarm (Duodenum) befindet. Der Pylorus ist in Ruhe geschlossen. Er… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • pylorus — pyloric /puy lawr ik, lor , pi /, adj. /puy lawr euhs, lohr , pi /, n., pl. pylori / lawr uy, lohr uy/. Anat. the opening between the stomach and the duodenum. See diag. under intestine. [1605 15; < LL < Gk pylorós lit., gatekeeper] * * * ▪… …   Universalium

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