Definitions for ileumˈɪl i əm; ˈɪl i ə
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the part of the small intestine between the jejunum and the cecum
The last, and usually the longest, division of the small intestine; the part between the jejunum and large intestine.
the last, and usually the longest, division of the small intestine; the part between the jejunum and large intestine
Origin: [L. ile, ileum, ilium, pl. ilia, groin, flank.]
The ileum 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 by the ileocecal valve. In humans, the ileum is about 2–4 m long, and the pH is usually between 7 and 8.
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The distal and narrowest portion of the SMALL INTESTINE, between the JEJUNUM and the ILEOCECAL VALVE of the LARGE INTESTINE.
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