Histology Glossary - J

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A Glossary of Histological and Micro-Anatomical Terms

Including historical origins and eponyms compiled by Dr Brian Freeman, Department of Anatomy, School of Medical Sciences, revised 2000.

Histology Glossary: A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z | ANAT2241 Support | Histology | Histology Stains | Embryology Glossary


Abbreviations: ( ) plural form in brackets, A. Arabic, abb. abbreviation, c. circa =about, F. French adj. adjective, G. Greek, Ge. German, cf. compare, L. Latin, dim. diminutive, NA. Nomina anatomica, q.v. which see, OF. Old French



Jacobson, Ludwig Levin. 1783-1843 Copenhagen anatomist & physician; military surgeon; organ of J. = vomeronasal o., q.v.


jejunum G. nestis = fasting, translated into L. jejunus = empty, fasting; second part of small intestine emptier than the rest (Galen, c. 180 AD).


junctional complex EM term for terminal bar of epithelial cells.


juxtaglomerular adj. L. iuxta = near, adjacent to + glomerulus = a little ball; e.g., epithelioid cells containing renin granules close to the glomerulus.


juxtaglomerular complex or apparatus a cluster of structures outside a glomerulus in the renal cortex, consisting of juxtaglomerular cells (see above), the polkisson cells (q.v.) and the macula densa (q.v.).





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Cite this page: Hill, M.A. 2017 Embryology Histology Glossary - J. Retrieved September 26, 2017, from https://embryology.med.unsw.edu.au/embryology/index.php/Histology_Glossary_-_J

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