Adjective "Ileal" Definition and Examples


    Adjective:

    Ileal


    Definition:

    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.

    Origin:
    ileum

    Examples:

    "diseases can be ileal."