lesser curvature


lesser curvature
lesser curvature n the boundary of the stomach that in humans forms a relatively short concave curve on the right from the opening for the esophagus to the opening into the duodenum compare GREATER CURVATURE

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  • gastric curvature lesser — curvatura minor gastrica …   Medical dictionary


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