Juxtapyloric
The prefix "juxta-" comes from the Latin preposition meaning near, nearby, close. Juxtapyloric thus means near the pylorus (the muscular area at the junction of the stomach and the first part of the small intestine, the duodenum). To speak of a juxtapyloric ulcer is to put the location of the ulcer near the pylorus.

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jux·ta·py·lor·ic -pī-'lōr-ik adj situated near the pylorus <a \juxtapyloric gastric ulcer>

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jux·ta·py·lor·ic (juks″tə-pi-lorґik) near or around the pylorus or the pyloric part of the stomach. Called also peripyloric.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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