plural of ileum (Compare ilia)


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Source: Wiktionary


Il"e*um, n. Etym: [L. ile, ileum, ilium, pl. ilia, groin, flank.]

1. (Anat.)

Definition: The last, and usually the longest, division of the small intestine; the part between the jejunum and large intestine. [Written also ileon, and ilium.]

2. (Anat.)

Definition: See Ilium. [R.]

Note: Most modern writers restrict ileum to the division of the intestine and ilium to the pelvic bone.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition


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