- the middle portion of the small intestine, between the duodenum and the ileum.
Origin of jejunum
Examples from the Web for jejunum
Three; that is to say, the Duodenum, the Jejunum, and the Ileon.The Compleat Surgeon, or the Whole Art of Surgery Explain'd in a Most Familiar Method</p>
Charles Gabriel Le Clerc
The duodenum and jejunum presented the appearance of inflammatory hypermia in 12 cases.
In the remaining 19 cases the appearance of the duodenum and jejunum was not recorded, so that it was probably normal.
The jejunum and ileum are surrounded above and at the sides by the colon.
Those from the right side of the main vessel pass to the duodenum, pancreas, jejunum and ileum.The Anatomy of the Human Peritoneum and Abdominal Cavity
George. S. Huntington
- the part of the small intestine between the duodenum and the ileum
Word Origin and History for jejunum
late 14c., from Latin ieiunum, neuter of ieiunus (see jejune). Translating Greek nestis (Galen). So called because it typically is found empty during dissections, perhaps because it would tend to drain in a body laid on its back.
- The section of the small intestine between the duodenum and the ileum.
- The middle part of the small intestine, connecting the duodenum and the ileum.