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ileum

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noun il·e·um \ˈi-lē-əm\

Definition of ileum

plural ilea play \-lē-ə\

  1. :  the last division of the small intestine extending between the jejunum and large intestine

ileal play \-lē-əl\ adjective


Origin of ileum

New Latin, alteration of Latin ilia, plural, groin, viscera


First Known Use: 1682

Rhymes with ileum


Medical Dictionary

ileum

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noun il·e·um \ˈil-ē-əm\

Medical Definition of ileum

plural ilea \-ē-ə\play

  1. :  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



Illustration of ileum


Learn More about ileum

  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "ileum" Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about "ileum"


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