jejunum

noun je·ju·num \ ji-ˈjü-nəm \
|Updated on: 16 Jun 2018

Definition of jejunum

plural jejuna play \ji-ˈjü-nə\
: the section of the small intestine that comprises the first two fifths beyond the duodenum and that is larger, thicker-walled, and more vascular and has more circular folds than the ileum

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Origin and Etymology of jejunum

Middle English, from Medieval Latin, from neuter of Latin jejunus


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jejunum

noun je·ju·num \ ji-ˈjü-nəm \

medical Definition of jejunum

plural jejuna play \-nə\
: the section of the small intestine that comprises the first two fifths beyond the duodenum and that is larger, thicker-walled, and more vascular and has more circular folds and fewer Peyer's patches than the ileum

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