Origin of jejunum
Examples from the Web for 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
British Dictionary definitions for jejunal
Word Origin for jejunum
Word Origin and History for jejunal
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.