a combining form representing ileum, in compound words:
indicating the ileum: ileostomy
comb. form from ileum (q.v.).
- Ileocecal opening
ileocecal opening n. The opening of the terminal ileum into the large intestine at the transition between the cecum and the ascending colon.
- Ileocecal valve
ileocecal valve n. The bilabial prominence of the terminal ileum into the large intestine at the cecocolic junction in cadavers; it appears as a truncated cone with a star-shaped orifice in the living. Also called ileocolic valve.
[ee-gwah-soo] /ˌi gwɑˈsu/ noun 1. a river in S Brazil, flowing W to the Paraná River. 380 miles (610 km) long. [ee-gwuh-zoo] /ˌi gwəˈzu/ noun 1. a river in S Brazil, flowing W to the Paraná River on the Argentina-Paraguay-Brazil border: noted for its falls. 745 miles (1199 km) long.
chat I Give Up. Often found appended to documents, e-mail, programs that don’t work, etc. (1999-09-30)