Jackson's membrane

[ jăksənz ]


A thin vascular membrane that covers the anterior surface of the ascending colon from the cecum to the right flexure and that may cause the bowel to kink and become obstructed.

Nearby words

  1. jataka tales,
  2. jati,
  3. jato,
  4. jatropha,
  5. jauk,
  6. jaundice of newborn,
  7. jaundiced,
  8. jaunt,
  9. jaunting car,
  10. jaunty

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