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that part of digestion carried on in the duodenum.
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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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