- the middle portion of the small intestine, between the duodenum and the ileum.
Origin of jejunum
Examples from the Web for jejunal
Historical Examples of jejunal
The proximal (jejunal) set of these convolutions occupy the upper and left part of the abdominal cavity.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 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.
- Relating to the jejunum.
- 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.