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 &imacron;leus, from Greek eileos, from eilein, to squeeze, hold in check; see wel-2 in Indo-European roots.
Latin, from Ancient Greek εἰλεός (eileos, “colic”).