Origin of jejunum
Examples from the Web for jejunum
The next portion of the intestine is called the jejunum, because it is usually empty after death.A Practical Physiology|Albert F. Blaisdell
It was situated in the jejunum, immediately beneath the mucous coat, and formed an oval prominence in the interior of the gut.Parasites|T. Spencer Cobbold
In the remaining 19 cases the appearance of the duodenum and jejunum was not recorded, so that it was probably normal.
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|Charles Gabriel Le Clerc
The jejunum and ileum are surrounded above and at the sides by the colon.
British Dictionary definitions for jejunum
Word Origin for jejunum
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.