an abnormal condition caused by paralysis or obstruction of the intestines and resulting in the failure of intestinal contents to pass through properly
Origin of ileusModern Latin from Classical Latin ileus, ileos from Classical Greek eileos, colic, altered (infl. by eilein, to twist) from eilyos from eilyein, to envelop, creep along from Indo-European an unverified form wel-, to turn, roll from source walk
Intestinal obstruction causing colic, vomiting, and constipation.
Origin of ileusLatin īleus from Greek eileos from eilein to squeeze, hold in check ; see wel-2 in Indo-European roots.
Latin, from Ancient Greek εἰλεός (eileos, “colic”).