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Meaning of ILEUM

Pronunciation:  'ileeum

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  the part of the small intestine between the jejunum and the cecum
 

ILEUM is a 5 letter word that starts with I.

 

 See Also: small intestine

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Il"e*um\, n. [L. ile, ileum, ilium, pl. ilia, groin,
flank.]
1. (Anat.) The last, and usually the longest, division of the
   small intestine; the part between the jejunum and large
   intestine. [Written also {ileon}, and {ilium}.]

2. (Anat.) See {Ilium}. [R.]

Note: Most modern writers restrict ileum to the division of
      the intestine and ilium to the pelvic bone.

 
Medical Dictionary
 
 Definition: lower end of the small intestine.
 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: The part of the small intestine that is near the large intestine.
 

 

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