noun, plural il·e·a [il-ee-uh] /ˈɪl i ə/.
Origin of ileum
Examples from the Web for ileal
Historical Examples of ileal
The distal (ileal) division of small intestinal convolutions has become greatly augmented and lies to the right of the ccum.The Anatomy of the Human Peritoneum and Abdominal Cavity
George. S. Huntington
Word Origin for ileum
lowest part of the small intestine, 1680s, medical Latin, from ileum, singular created from classical Latin plural ilia "groin, flank," in classical Latin, "belly, the abdomen below the ribs," poetically, "entrails, guts." Sense restriction and form apparently from confusion with Greek eileos (see ileus). Earlier in English ylioun (late 14c.), from Medieval Latin ileon. Related: Ileitis.