Noun Ileum Definition and Examples







The third portion of the small intestine, between the jejunum and the caecum.
  1. 'Ultimately, the shunts were converted to jejunoileostomies in which the upper portion of the jejunum was anastomosed to the lower portion of the ileum.'
  2. 'The latter might be a confusion with ileum, the third portion of the small intestine.'
((n.) The last, and usually the longest, division of the small intestine; the part between the jejunum and large intestine.|--|(n.) See Ilium.|--|)

noun, plural ilea[il-ee-uh]/ˈɪl i ə/(Show IPA)

1. Anatomy. the third and lowest division of the small intestine, extending from the jejunum to the cecum.

2. Zoology. the anterior portion of the hindgut of an insect or other arthropod.


"ileums can be plus caecums."
"ileums can be over periods."
"volunteers can have ileums."
"patients can have ileums."
"ileums can be into caecums."
"ileums can be in people/places/organizations."
"ileums can be in people."
"ileums can be in patients."
"ileums can be in diseases."
"ileums can be in circulations."
"ileums can be from valves."
"ileums can be from operations."
"ileums can be by mechanisms."
"ileums can be after resections."
"ileums can be after operations."
"ileums can be above caecums."
"ileums can have in regulations."
"ileums can be to sphincters."
"ileums can be in continuities."

Late 17th century: from medieval Latin, variant of ilium.

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