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jejunum

 [jĕ-joo´num]
that part of the small intestine extending from the duodenum to the ileum. adj., adj jeju´nal.
Jejunum. From Applegate, 2000.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

je·ju·num

(jĕ-jū'nŭm), [TA]
The proximal (lateral) two fifths of the small intestine, about 8 feet in length, between the duodenum and the ileum. The jejunum is distinct from the ileum in being more proximal, of larger diameter with a thicker wall, having larger, more highly developed circular folds (plicae circulares), being more vascular (redder in appearance), with the jejunal arteries forming fewer tiers of arterial arcades and longer vasa recta.
[L. jejunus, empty]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

jejunum

(jə-jo͞o′nəm)
n. pl. jeju·na (-nə)
The section of the small intestine between the duodenum and the ileum.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

je·ju·num

(je-jū'nŭm) [TA]
The portion of small intestine, about 8 feet in length, between the duodenum and the ileum. The jejunum is distinct from the ileum in being more proximal, of larger diameter with a thicker wall, having larger, more highly developed plicae circulares, and being more vascular (redder in appearance), with the jejunal arteries forming fewer tiers of arterial arcades and longer vasa recta.
[L. jejunus, empty]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

jejunum

The length of small intestine lying between the DUODENUM and the ILEUM and occupying the central part of the ABDOMEN. Much of the enzymatic digestion of food, and most of the absorption, takes place in the jejunum. Absorption occurs through the thin walls of millions of tiny finger-like processes on the lining, called villi.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

jejunum

a part of the SMALL INTESTINE between duodenum and ileum.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

Jejunum

The middle portion of the small intestine. It is approximately 8 ft (2.5 m) long and extends from the jejunum to the ileum.
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

je·ju·num

(je-jū'nŭm) [TA]
The portion of small intestine, about 8 feet in length, between the duodenum and the ileum.
[L. jejunus, empty]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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