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Definition of "pyloric" [py•lor•ic]

  • Of or relating to the pylorus. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "pyloric" in a sentence
  • "In infants, projectile vomiting happens when a baby has a condition called pyloric stenosis: an overdeveloped pylorus muscle at the bottom of the stomach."
  • "A small amount is broken down chemically, but most of the alcohol heads toward the small intestine through an opening called the pyloric valve."
  • "These sacs, called pyloric caeca, increase the surface area for better absorption and secrete enzymes that assist in digestion."