Definition of Ileum

1. Noun. The part of the small intestine between the jejunum and the cecum.

Generic synonyms: Small Intestine



Definition of Ileum

1. n. The last, and usually the longest, division of the small intestine; the part between the jejunum and large intestine.

Definition of Ileum

1. Noun. (anatomy) The last, and usually the longest, division of the small intestine; the part between the jejunum and large intestine. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Ileum

1. a part of the small intestine [n ILEA]

Medical Definition of Ileum

1. The last portion of the small intestine that communicates with the large intestine. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ileum

ileocolostomy
ileocystoplasty
ileoentectropy
ileoileostomy
ileojejunitis
ileopexy
ileoproctostomy
ileorectostomy
ileorrhaphy
ileosigmoidostomy
ileostomies
ileostomy
ileotomy
ileotransversostomy
ilesite
ileum (current term)
ileus subparta
ileuses
ilex
ilexes
ilia
iliac
iliac aneurysm
iliac arteries
iliac artery
iliac bone
iliac branch of iliolumbar artery
iliac bursa
iliac colon

Literary usage of Ileum

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1911)
"The pathology occurs at this point of the ileum because of the ... The pathological anatomy exhibited in the kinks are bending of the ileum in one or more ..."

2. A Treatise on the Diseases of Infancy and Childhood by Job Lewis Smith (1872)
"Six inches of the ileum and the ascending colon were invaginated in the ... A small portion of the ileum and the entire colon to the sigmoid flexure, ..."

3. Surgery, Gynecology & Obstetrics by The American College of Surgeons, Franklin H. Martin Memorial Foundation (1915)
"The caecum, ascending and transverse colon are filled with the barium, and there is a small trace of the chyme in the ileum. The appendix shows distinctly; ..."

4. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1901)
"The jejunum for the most part occupies the umbilical and left iliac regions, while the ileum occupies chiefly the umbilical, hypogastric, right iliac, ..."

5. Monographic Medicine by Albion Walter Hewlett, Lewellys Franklin Barker, Milton Howard Fussell, Henry Leopold Elsner (1916)
"In this condition, the lower part of the ileum is for a variable distance ... Adhesions in the region of the terminal ileum causing compression or kinking ..."

6. Anatomy, Descriptive and Applied by Henry Gray (1910)
"is no morphological line of distinction between the jejunum and ileum, and the division is arbitrary; but at the same time it must he noted that the ..."

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