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ileum

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noun il·e·um \ˈi-lē-əm\

Definition of ileum

plural

ilea

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

ileal

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Origin and Etymology of ileum

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


First Known Use: 1682


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ileum

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noun il·e·um \ˈil-ē-əm\

Medical Definition of ileum

plural

ilea

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  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



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