Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Inflammation of the ileum.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In pathology, inflammation of the ileum.

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  • noun pathology Inflammation of the ileum.

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  • noun inflammation of the ileum

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[ile(um) + –itis.]

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ileum +‎ -itis

Examples

  • The doctors chose to conceal, not only from the public but from Eisenhower, what Snyder later characterized as “a burned-out terminal ileitis.”

    Eisenhower 1956

  • The doctors chose to conceal, not only from the public but from Eisenhower, what Snyder later characterized as “a burned-out terminal ileitis.”

    Eisenhower 1956

  • In 1955 he had suffered a major heart attack, in early 1956 he had undergone an operation for ileitis, and in late 1957 he had had a minor stroke.

    Going Home to Glory

  • Several hours before she was to arrive, barium tests revealed that he might be suffering an acute recurrence of the ileitis condition he had had as president.

    Going Home to Glory

  • Eisenhower had suffered a heart attack in 1955, and then, in June of 1956, had been stricken with ileitis, which had necessitated surgery.

    The Prize

  • Eisenhower had suffered a heart attack in 1955, and then, in June of 1956, had been stricken with ileitis, which had necessitated surgery.

    The Prize

  • Other people with special nutritional needs who should definitely take a multivitamin include anyone who is pregnant, likely to become pregnant, or breast-feeding; anyone with a disorder that impairs digestion or absorption, such as colitis, ileitis, or pancreatitis; or anyone with a chronic, nutrient-depleting illness, such as cancer or AIDS.

    Q&A: Do I need a multivitamin?

  • Other people with special nutritional needs who should definitely take a multivitamin include anyone who is pregnant, likely to become pregnant, or breast-feeding; anyone with a disorder that impairs digestion or absorption, such as colitis, ileitis, or pancreatitis; or anyone with a chronic, nutrient-depleting illness, such as cancer or AIDS.

    Q&A: Do I need a multivitamin?

  • He had a stroke, and he also had ileitis, an operation which is very serious, in which he had to go under an antiseptic.

    CNN Transcript Jun 5, 2005

  • He had no sooner recovered from this than he underwent abdominal surgery for ileitis, and then at the very beginning of his second term in November of 1957, he suffered a stroke, and so again he seemed an extremely inappropriate president because of these three well-publicized illnesses.

    The Mortal Presidency: Illness and Anguish in the White House

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