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ileum

noun il·e·um \ˈi-lē-əm\
plural il·ea \-lē-ə\

Definition of ILEUM

:  the last division of the small intestine extending between the jejunum and large intestine
il·e·al \-lē-əl\ adjective

Origin of ILEUM

New Latin, alteration of Latin ilia, plural, groin, viscera
First Known Use: 1682

Rhymes with ILEUM

ileum

noun il·e·um \ˈil-ē-əm\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural il·ea \-ē-ə\

Medical Definition of ILEUM

:  the last division of the small intestine that constitutes the part between the jejunum and large intestine and in humans forms the last three fifths of the part of the small intestine beyond the end of the duodenum and that is smaller and thinner-walled than the jejunum with fewer circular folds but more numerous Peyer's patches

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