[il-ee-uh m] /ˈɪl i əm/
noun, plural ilea
[il-ee-uh] /ˈɪl i ə/ (Show IPA)
Anatomy. the third and lowest division of the small intestine, extending from the jejunum to the cecum.
Zoology. the anterior portion of the hindgut of an insect or other arthropod.
the part of the small intestine between the jejunum and the caecum
the corresponding part in insects
lowest part of the small intestine, 1680s, medical Latin, from ileum, singular created from classical Latin plural ilia “groin, flank,” in classical Latin, “belly, the abdomen below the ribs,” poetically, “entrails, guts.” Sense restriction and form apparently from confusion with Greek eileos (see ileus). Earlier in English ylioun (late 14c.), from Medieval Latin ileon. Related: Ileitis.
ileum il·e·um (ĭl’ē-əm)
n. pl. il·e·a (-ē-ə)
The third and terminal portion of the small intestine, extending from the jejunum to the cecum.
The lower part of the small intestine, connecting the jejunum to the cecum of the large intestine.
[il-ee-uh s] /ˈɪl i əs/ noun, Pathology. 1. intestinal obstruction characterized by lack of peristalsis and leading to severe colicky pain and vomiting. /ˈɪlɪəs/ noun 1. obstruction of the intestine, esp the ileum, by mechanical occlusion or as the result of distension of the bowel following loss of muscular action n. painful intestinal condition, 1706, […]
- Ileus subparta
ileus subparta ileus sub·par·ta (sŭb-pär’tə) n. Obstruction of the large intestine by pressure of the pregnant uterus.
[ahy-leks] /ˈaɪ lɛks/ noun 1. . [ahy-leks] /ˈaɪ lɛks/ noun 1. any tree or shrub of the genus Ilex. 2. a holly. /ˈaɪlɛks/ noun 1. any of various trees or shrubs of the widely distributed genus Ilex, such as the holly and inkberry: family Aquifoliaceae 2. another name for the holm oak n. late 14c., […]
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