ileum ileum


  • (n) the part of the small intestine between the jejunum and the cecum


  1. In the other, the diseased ileum is cut off, and its open end is stitched shut; it is left dangling.
  2. For reasons that medical researchers have not yet fathomed, inflammation of the ileum, the lower third of the small bowel, is far less common.
  3. There is always the possibility of its breaking out in another healthy stretch of ileum and again becoming acute.

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