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il·e·um

 (ĭl′ē-əm)
n. pl. il·e·a (-ē-ə)
The terminal portion of the small intestine extending from the jejunum to the cecum.

[Late Latin īleum, groin, flank, variant of Latin īlia.]

il′e·al adj.
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ileum

(ˈɪlɪəm)
n
1. (Anatomy) the part of the small intestine between the jejunum and the caecum
2. (Animals) the corresponding part in insects
[C17: New Latin, from Latin īlium, īleum flank, groin, of obscure origin]
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il•e•um

(ˈɪl i əm)

n., pl. il•e•a (ˈɪl i ə)
1. the third and lowest division of the small intestine, extending from the jejunum to the large intestine.
2. the anterior portion of the arthropod hindgut.
[1675–85; < New Latin, Medieval Latin īleum, variant of Latin īlia]
il′e•al, adj.
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il·e·um

(ĭl′ē-əm)
The lower part of the small intestine, connecting the jejunum to the cecum of the large intestine.
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ileum

The last part of the small intestine, after the jejunum and before the cecum.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ileum - the part of the small intestine between the jejunum and the cecumileum - the part of the small intestine between the jejunum and the cecum
small intestine - the longest part of the alimentary canal; where digestion is completed
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Translations

ileum

[ˈɪlɪəm] N (Anat) → íleon m
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ileum

[ˈɪlɪəm] nileo (intestino)
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il·e·um

n. íleon, porción distal del intestino delgado que se extiende desde el yeyuno al ciego.
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ileum

n íleon m, tercera porción del intestino delgado
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