Definition of Jejunum

1. Noun. The part of the small intestine between the duodenum and the ileum.

Generic synonyms: Small Intestine

Definition of Jejunum

1. n. The middle division of the small intestine, between the duodenum and ileum; -- so called because usually found empty after death.

Definition of Jejunum

1. Noun. (anatomy) The central of the three divisions of the small intestine which lies between the duodenum and the ileum. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Jejunum

1. a part of the small intestine [n -NA]

Medical Definition of Jejunum

1. The portion of the small intestine that extends from the duodenum to the ileum. Synonym: intestinum jejunum. (13 Nov 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Jejunum

jejunoileal
jejunoileal bypass
jejunoileal shunt
jejunoileites
jejunoileitis
jejunoileostomies
jejunoileostomy
jejunojejunostomies
jejunojejunostomy
jejunoplasties
jejunoplasty
jejunostomies
jejunostomy
jejunotomies
jejunotomy
jejunum (current term)
jelab
jelabs
jelerang
jelick
jelicks
jell
jellaba
jellabah
jellabahs
jellabas
jelled
jellia
jellied
jellied eels

Literary usage of Jejunum

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1. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1901)
"The jejunum for the most part occupies the umbilical and left iliac regions, ... The jejunum and ileum are attached to the posterior abdominal wall by an ..."

2. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1905)
"mesentery prevents the proximal end of the cut jejunum being implanted into ... Once the jejunum has been divided, the operation must be proceeded with to ..."

3. The Dublin dissector or Manual of anatomy by Robert Harrison (1854)
"There is no exact division between these two intestines; the upper two-h'fths are named the jejunum, and are placed higher in the abdomen than the ileum, ..."

4. Surgery, Gynecology & Obstetrics by The American College of Surgeons, Franklin H. Martin Memorial Foundation (1915)
"... looking like an enormous conglomerate of vessels involving the upper three to four inches of jejunum. many of which were fully one-eighth to one-tenth ..."

5. Diseases of the stomach and upper alimentary tract by Anthony Bassler (1922)
"For the purpose of description it is divided into the duodenum, the jejunum, and the ileum. The duodenum is the beginning 25 or 30 centimeters (ten or ..."

6. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1907)
"duodenum near the pylorus and the beginning of the jejunum being divided between clamps. The common bile duct is divided as near as possible to the duodenum ..."

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