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ileum

noun [C usually singular] uk   us   /ˈɪl.i.əm/ (plural ilea uk   /ˈɪl.i.ə/ us   ) specialized
the last and narrowest part of the small intestine (= part of bowels after the stomach), where substances from food are absorbed
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