jejunal

jejunum

[ji-joo-nuhm]
noun Anatomy.
the middle portion of the small intestine, between the duodenum and the ileum.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English < Latin jējūnum, noun use of neuter of jējūnus empty, poor, mean; so called because thought to be empty after death

jejunal, adjective
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jejunum (dʒɪˈdʒuːnəm)
 
n
the part of the small intestine between the duodenum and the ileum
 
[C16: from Latin, from jējūnus empty; from the belief that the jejunum is empty after death]
 
je'junal
 
adj

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jejunal je·ju·nal (jə-jōō'nəl)
adj.
Relating to the jejunum.

jejunum je·ju·num (jə-jōō'nəm)
n. pl je·ju·na (-nə)
The section of the small intestine between the duodenum and the ileum.

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jejunum   (jə-j'nəm)  Pronunciation Key 
Plural jejuna
The middle part of the small intestine, connecting the duodenum and the ileum.
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