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ileus (n.)

painful intestinal condition, 1706, from Latin ileus "severe colic," from Greek eileos "colic," from eilein "to turn, squeeze," from PIE root *wel- (3) "to turn, revolve."

updated on April 10, 2017

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Definitions of ileus from WordNet

ileus (n.)
blockage of the intestine (especially the ileum) that prevents the contents of the intestine from passing to the lower bowel;
Synonyms: intestinal obstruction
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