from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The section of the small intestine between the duodenum and the ileum.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The central of the three divisions of the small intestine which lies between the duodenum and the ileum.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The middle division of the small intestine, between the duodenum and ileum; -- so called because usually found empty after death.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In anatomy, the second division of the small intestine, of uncertain extent, intervening between the duodenum and the ileum; more fully, the intestinum jejunum: so named because it was supposed to be empty after death. See intestine.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the part of the small intestine between the duodenum and the ileum
Doctors connected a part of his intestines called the jejunum to the very top of his esophagus, circumventing the idea of a stomach entirely.
And thus it is that, in all such animals as we are now considering, there is found what is called the jejunum; which is a part of the small gut, of the gut, that is, which comes next to the stomach.
The next portion of the intestine is called the jejunum, because it is usually empty after death.
The three small intestines are the duodenum, the jejunum, and the ileum; the duodenum commences at the pylorus, and is continued into the jejunum, which is so called from its being generally found empty: the ileum is only a prolongation of the jejunum, and terminates in the first of the great intestines, called the caecum.
The next of the small intestines is the 'jejunum', so called from its being generally empty.
This tube goes through the stomach and into the small intestine (jejunum).
If a gastrojejunostomy tube is needed, x-ray guidance is used to help place the tube into the jejunum.
After numbing gel is placed on the nose a small tube will be guided down the nose and into the jejunum (small bowel) using fluoroscopic (x-ray) guidance.
A nasojejunal, or NJ, tube is a small tube that is passed through the nose and guided into the jejunum (small bowel).
This "jejunum intervention" seems to have worked, but it's changed the way Rueffert will eat forever.