jejunum jejunum

Definition(s):

  • (n) the part of the small intestine between the duodenum and the ileum

Usage(s):

  1. Swan pulled the jejunum over, made an opening in its side, and stitched it to the mouth of the stomach.
  2. The ulcerated section of the duodenum or jejunum is cut out, the healthy ends are sewed together and to the stomach's artificial opening.
  3. After such surgery, now standardized with a 30-inch loop of jejunum, most patients suffer from some diarrhea, and at best must expect to have three or four bowel movements daily.

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