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English definition of “ileum”

ileum

noun [C usually singular]     /ˈɪl.i.əm/ (plural ilea /ˈɪl.i.ə/ ) specialized
the last and narrowest part of the small intestine (= part of bowels after the stomach), where substances from food are absorbedThe digestive system
(Definition of ileum noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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