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 +Part of the small intestine. It is half-way down the small intestine between its [[duodenum]] and ileum sections. ​
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 +The term "​jejunum"​ derives from the Latin "​jejunus,"​ which means "empty of food," "​meager,"​ or "​hungry."​ The ancient Greeks noticed at death that this part of the intestine was always empty of food. Hence, the name the jejunum. ​
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 +The Latin "​jejunus"​ also gave rise to "​jejune"​ means lacking in nutritive value and devoid of substance, significance or interest, that is dull. A jejune argument is one that is empty (like the jejunum) and totally devoid of interest. ​
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