antrum

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antrum an·trum (ān'trəm)
n. pl. an·tra (-trə)

  1. A nearly closed cavity or chamber, especially in a bone.

  2. The pyloric end of the stomach, partially shut off during digestion from the cardiac end by sphincter muscles in the stomach wall.


an'tral (-trəl) adj.
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