ileum, ilium

 The ileum is part of the small intestine; the ilium is part of the pelvis and, when capitalized, is also the Latin name for Troy.

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  • ileum, ilium —    The ileum is part of the small intestine; the ilium is part of the pelvis and, when capitalized, is also the Latin name for Troy …   Dictionary of troublesome word

  • Ileum — Il e*um, n. [L. ile, ileum, ilium, pl. ilia, groin, flank.] 1. (Anat.) The last, and usually the longest, division of the small intestine; the part between the jejunum and large intestine. [Written also {ileon}, and {ilium}.] [1913 Webster] 2.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ilium — Ileum Il e*um, n. [L. ile, ileum, ilium, pl. ilia, groin, flank.] 1. (Anat.) The last, and usually the longest, division of the small intestine; the part between the jejunum and large intestine. [Written also {ileon}, and {ilium}.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ilium — Il i*um, n. [See {Ileum}.] (Anat.) The dorsal one of the three principal bones comprising either lateral half of the pelvis; the dorsal or upper part of the hip bone. See {Innominate bone}, under {Innominate}. [Written also {ilion}, and {ileum}.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ilium — (n.) pelvic bone, 1706, Modern Latin, from L. ilia (pl.) groin, flank (see ILEUM (Cf. ileum)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • ileum — ► NOUN (pl. ilea) Anatomy ▪ the third portion of the small intestine, between the jejunum and the caecum. ORIGIN Latin, variant of ILIUM(Cf. ↑ilium) …   English terms dictionary

  • ileum — Ilium Il i*um, n. [See {Ileum}.] (Anat.) The dorsal one of the three principal bones comprising either lateral half of the pelvis; the dorsal or upper part of the hip bone. See {Innominate bone}, under {Innominate}. [Written also {ilion}, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ileum — [il′ē əm] n. pl. ilea [il′ēə] [ModL < L, flank, groin (var. of ilium, ile): form prob. infl. by ileus (see ILEUS) < ?] the lowest part of the small intestine, opening into the large intestine: see INTESTINE …   English World dictionary

  • Ilĭum [2] — Ilĭum, so v.w. Ileum …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • ilium — [il′ē əm] n. pl. ilia [il′ēə] [ModL: see ILEUM] the flat, uppermost portion of the three sections of the innominate bone …   English World dictionary

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