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a combining form representing ileum, in compound words:
Also, especially before a vowel, ile-.
Origin of ileo-
From New Latin Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for ileo-


combining form
indicating the ileum: ileostomy
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Word Origin and History for ileo-

comb. form from ileum (q.v.).

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ileo- in Medicine

ileo- pref.
Ileum: ileotomy.

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