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je·ju·num

 (jə-jo͞o′nəm)
n. pl. je·ju·na (-nə)
The section of the small intestine between the duodenum and the ileum.

[Middle English, from Medieval Latin iēiūnum (intestīnum), fasting (intestine) (so called because in dissection it was always found empty), neuter of Latin iēiūnus.]

jejunum

(dʒɪˈdʒuːnəm)
n
(Anatomy) 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]
jeˈjunal adj

je•ju•num

(dʒɪˈdʒu nəm)

n.
the middle portion of the small intestine, between the duodenum and the ileum.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Medieval Latin jējūnum, n. use of neuter of Latin jējūnus (see jejune); so called because thought to be empty after death]
je•ju′nal, adj.

je·ju·num

(jə-jo͞o′nəm)
The middle part of the small intestine, connecting the duodenum and the ileum.

jejunum

The middle part of the small intestine, between the duodenum and ileum.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.jejunum - the part of the small intestine between the duodenum and the ileumjejunum - the part of the small intestine between the duodenum and the ileum
small intestine - the longest part of the alimentary canal; where digestion is completed
Translations

je·ju·num

n. yeyuno, porción del intestino delgado que se extiende del duodeno al íleon.

jejunum

n yeyuno
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The sampling for histomorpholigicl examination was performed as two cm sample of small intestine were taken from the middle part of duodenum, jejunum, and ileum.
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A greater number of insulin IR cells was observed in the jejunum and ileum of animals from class 2 (p < 0.05) when compared to the same segment in animals of class 1 (Tables 1, 2 and 4), while the number of argyrophillic cells was smaller in the duodenum of animals from class 2 (p < 0.05).
This 40 cm distance served as the test segment for the study, and spanned ~20 cm of the duodenum and ~20 cm of the proximal jejunum (10).
Numerous nematodes, occasionally occluding the intestinal lumen, were present in the jejunum and ileum and were identified as Ascaridia nurnidae based on microscopic morphology.
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