Adjective "ileal" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/ˈɪlɪəl/

Definitions and examples

adjective

  1. 'A detailed review of the patient's medical records confirmed a right hemicolectomy for an ileal carcinoid with lymph node and omental metastases that had been performed elsewhere 10 years earlier.'
  2. 'Their mesentery contains ileal arteries and veins, which are also branches of the superior mesenteric artery.'

Definitions

1. Anatomy. the third and lowest division of the small intestine, extending from the jejunum to the cecum.

2. Zoology. the anterior portion of the hindgut of an insect or other arthropod.

More examples(as adjective)

"diseases can be ileal."

Origin

(ileum)