the lowest part of the small intestine, opening into the large intestine
Origin of ileumModern Latin ; from Classical Latin flank, groin (var. of ilium, ile): form probably influenced, influence by ileus (see ileus) ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps
The terminal portion of the small intestine extending from the jejunum to the cecum.
Origin of ileumLate Latin īleum, groin, flank, variant of Latin īlia.
- (anatomy) The last, and usually the longest, division of the small intestine; the part between the jejunum and large intestine.