What does ileum mean?

Definitions for ileumˈɪl i əm; ˈɪl i ə

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ileum(noun)

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


  1. ileum(Noun)

    The last, and usually the longest, division of the small intestine; the part between the jejunum and large intestine.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ileum(noun)

    the last, and usually the longest, division of the small intestine; the part between the jejunum and large intestine

  2. Ileum(noun)

    see Ilium

  3. Origin: [L. ile, ileum, ilium, pl. ilia, groin, flank.]


  1. Ileum

    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.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Ileum

    The distal and narrowest portion of the SMALL INTESTINE, between the JEJUNUM and the ILEOCECAL VALVE of the LARGE INTESTINE.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ileum in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ileum in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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  1. Christopher Marlowe:

    Was this the face that launched a thousand ships, and burnt the topless towers of Ileum?

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