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Definition for Ile (2 of 3)
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Origin of -ile
WORDS THAT USE ILE-
What does ile- mean?
Ile- ultimately comes from the Latin īlia, meaning “side of the body between hips and groin, guts.”
Ile- is a variant of ileo-, which loses its -o– when combined with words or word elements beginning with vowels.
Want to know more? Read our Words That Use ileo- article.
Examples of ile-
A medical term that features the combining form ile- is ileectomy, the “surgical removal of the ileum.”
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Also note that the combining form ile-, meaning “ileum,” is not to be confused with the common suffix -ile. The suffix -ile—as in agile, fragile, volatile, and many other words—is different from the combining form ile-. It is used in adjectives expressing capability, susceptibility, liability, aptitude, and other such qualities.
The combining form ile- is also not to be confused with ile., an abbreviation for the amino acid isoleucine.