je·​ju·​nal ji-ˈjü-nᵊl How to pronounce jejunal (audio)
: of or relating to the jejunum

Examples of jejunal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The announcement came days after Perri, 34, shared on her Instagram story that her unborn daughter had a birth defect known as jejunal atresia, a rare congenital malformation that causes bowel obstruction. NBC News, 25 Nov. 2020 On her Instagram Story Friday, Perri, who was in her third trimester, said that her baby on the way would have needed to undergo surgery immediately after birth as the child had a birth defect known as jejunal atresia. Chelsea White,, 24 Nov. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1887, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of jejunal was circa 1887

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“Jejunal.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

Medical Definition


je·​ju·​nal ji-ˈjün-ᵊl How to pronounce jejunal (audio)
: of or relating to the jejunum
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