je·​ju·​nal | \ ji-ˈjü-nᵊl How to pronounce jejunal (audio) \

Definition of jejunal

: 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, "'Born silent': Singer Christina Perri reveals death of baby after pregnancy complications," 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,, "Christina Perri's Daughter 'Born Silent' in the Third Trimester: 'We Lost Our Baby Girl'," 24 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of jejunal

circa 1887, in the meaning defined above

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“Jejunal.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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je·​ju·​nal | \ ji-ˈjün-ᵊl How to pronounce jejunal (audio) \

Medical Definition of jejunal

: of or relating to the jejunum

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