ileum

(Life processes and cells) the longest part of the small intestine, where food is completely digested.

Ileum

The last part of the small intestine adjoining the large intestine.

ileum

Type: Term Pronunciation: il′ē-ŭm Definitions: 1. The third and longest portion of the small intestine, about 12 feet in length in humans (by postmortem measurement), extending from an indistinct junction with the jejunum to the ileocecal opening. Overall, it is distinct from jejunum in being typically smaller in diameter with thinn...
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ileum

[n] - the part of the small intestine between the jejunum and the cecum
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Ileum

The lowest section of the small intestine. It is involved in absorbing digested food into the body.
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Ileum

the lowest section of the small intestine, which attaches to the large intestine
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Ileum

one of the two bones that form the hip on either side of the body
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Ileum

The lower two-thirds of the small intestine, ending in the ileocecal valve and emptying into the cecum of the colon.
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ileum

Lower half of the small bowel.
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Ileum

The part of the alimentary canal between the jejunum and the caecum.
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Ileum

Ileum: The lowest part of the small intestine, located beyond the duodenum and jejunum, just before the large intestine (the colon). Pronounced 'il-eum' in the US and 'eye-leum' in the UK. The word 'ileum' is derived from the Greek 'eileos' meaning 'twisted.' This is apt because, when the small intestine is viewed at surgery or at autopsy (or expos...
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Ileum

Il'e·um noun [ Latin ile , ileum , ilium , plural ilia , groin, flank.] 1. (Anat.) The last, and usually the longest, division of the small intestine; the part between the jejunum and large intestine. [ Written also ileon , and ilium .]...
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ileum

<anatomy> The last portion of the small intestine that communicates with the large intestine. ... (18 Nov 1997) ...
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ileum

noun the part of the small intestine between the jejunum and the cecum
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ileum

(il´e-әm) the distal portion of the small intestine, extending from the jejunum to the cecum (beginning of the large intestine). duplex ileum congenital duplication of the ileum.
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Ileum

• (n.) See Ilium. • (n.) The last, and usually the longest, division of the small intestine; the part between the jejunum and large intestine.
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ileum

the final and longest segment of the small intestine. It is specifically responsible for the absorption of vitamin B12 and the reabsorption of ... [3 related articles]
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ileum

ileum The lowest part of the small intestine, located beyond the duodenum and jejunum, just before the large intestine (the colon). Pronounced: 'ILL-ee-uhm' in the U.S. and 'EYE-lee-uhm' in the U.K. The word ileum is derived from the Greek eileos, 'twisted'. This is appropriate because, when the small intestine is viewed during surgery or at an au...
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ileum

The third section of the small intestine after the duodenum and the jejunum; it is 2 to 4 meters long. The ileum is where digestion is completed by enzymes that break down carbohydrates, fats, and proteins. Its inner wall is lined with numerous finger-like projections (villi), which increase the sur...
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ileum

ileum: see intestine.
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ileum

Part of the small intestine of the digestive system, between the duodenum and the colon, that absorbs digested food. Its wall is muscular so that waves of contraction (peristalsis) can mix the food and push it forward. Numerous fingerlike projections, or villi, point inwards from the wall, increasing...
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Ileum

(n.), the lower end of the small intestine.
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ileum

Greek eilein = twisted. adjective - ileal.
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ileum

(il;e-um) The terminal portion of the small intestine between the jejunum and cecum.
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Ileum

The ileum əm is the final section of the small intestine in most higher vertebrates, including mammals, reptiles, and birds. In fish, the divisions of the small intestine are not as clear and the terms posterior intestine or distal intestine may be used instead of ileum. The ileum follows the duodenum and jejunum and is separated from the cecum b...
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