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[il-ee-uh s] /ˈɪl i əs/

noun, Pathology.
intestinal obstruction characterized by lack of peristalsis and leading to severe colicky pain and vomiting.
obstruction of the intestine, esp the ileum, by mechanical occlusion or as the result of distension of the bowel following loss of muscular action

painful intestinal condition, 1706, from Latin ileus “severe colic,” from Greek ileos “colic,” from eilein “to turn, squeeze,” from PIE *wel- “to turn, roll” (see volvox).

ileus il·e·us (ĭl’ē-əs)
Intestinal obstruction causing severe colicky pain, vomiting, constipation, and often fever and dehydration.


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