duodenal digestion


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du·o·de·nal di·ges·tion

that part of digestion carried on in the duodenum.

duodenal digestion

That part of digestion that occurs in the duodenum where stomach contents mix with biliary and pancreatic secretions. The duodenum absorbs iron, vitamin B12, and other essential nutrients.
See: duodenum
See also: digestion
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