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pyloric valve

n. (context anatomy English) A valvular fold at the end of the pyloric canal which lets food pass from the stomach to the duodenum.

pyloric valve

n. the sphincter muscle of the pylorus that separates the stomach from the duodenum [syn: pyloric sphincter, musculus sphincter pylori]

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Dangerfield said to himself as he read about the pyloric valve and its spasms.