ileum definition

  • noun:
    • The terminal part of the little bowel expanding from jejunum towards cecum.
    • The last, and in most cases the longest, unit associated with small intestine; the component involving the jejunum and enormous intestine.
    • The last, and often the longest, division of this little bowel; the part involving the jejunum and large bowel.
    • See Ilium.
    • In anatomy, the low one of three parts into that the little intestine is divisible, continuous with the jejunum and ending when you look at the large bowel: much more totally called intestinum ileum, from its many coils or convolutions.
    • ergo, generally, the reduced component, of indeterminate extent, of this small bowel; or, if you find no difference between big and little intestine, an integral part of the bowel preceding the cæcum or the cæca.
    • In entomology, a narrow part of the bowel of an insect, typically adjoining the ventriculus or belly, and divided from the broader colon or 2nd bowel by a constriction or valve.
    • the an element of the tiny bowel between the jejunum additionally the cecum

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