[ noun ] (anatomy,zoology) the part of the small intestine between the duodenum and the ileum
Used in print(J. W. C. Hagstrom et al., "Debilitating muscular...)
The small and large_intestines were filled with gas , and the jejunum was dilated to about 2 times its normal circumference .
The mucosa of the jejunum and ileum showed similar changes , and in some areas the submucosa was edematous and contained considerable numbers of neutrophils .
Cultures taken from the jejunum yielded Monilia_albicans , Pseudomonas_pyocanea , Aerobacter_aerogenes , and Streptococcus_anhemolyticus .