noun, plural il·e·a [il-ee-uh]. /ˈɪl i ə/.
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Origin of ileum
OTHER WORDS FROM ileumil·e·al, adjective
Words nearby ileum
Example sentences from the Web for ileum
The ileum is the part of the small intestine most frequently the seat of disease, but the ileum is rarely affected alone.
In the ileum the mucous folds are obliterated or swollen and thickened.
This patient had also a fracture of the ileum, another of the great trochanter on the same side, and his right forearm smashed.A Treatise on Gunshot Wounds|Thomas Longmore
In one case it was found wound about the ileum; in another, spirally turned at its end and lightly adherent to a hernial sac.
The solitary glands are frequently enlarged and ulcerated, like those of the ileum.