The last, and usually the longest, division of the small intestine; the part between the jejunum and large intestine. (noun)
Examples of word ileum
The ileum is shorter, there is no sacculus rotundus, and the large intestine has no caecum, none of the characteristic sacculations of the rabbit's colon, and does not loop back to the stomach before the rectum section commences.
The ileum is the lower part of the small intestine.
Okay - the Crohn's was affecting my terminal ileum, that is where the small intestine meets the large intestine.
Again, the muscle cuts, where there is virtually no risk of BSE, the materials, the brain, spinal cord, distal ileum, which is where the BSE agent resides, those materials did not enter the food supply.
The ileal interposition procedure involves relocating a short portion of the small intestine known as the ileum further forward in the intestinal tract.