Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of or pertaining to both the ileum and the cæcum.
  • The opening of the small intestine into the large is provided with prominent lips, which project into the cavity of the latter, and oppose the passage of matters from it into the small intestine, while they readily allow of a passage the other way. This is the ileocæcal valve.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Anat.) Pertaining to the ileum and cæcum.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective anatomy Of or pertaining to the connection between the final segment of the small intestine (ileum) and large intestine (colon).

Etymologies

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ileo- +‎ caecal

Examples

  • After angiographic occlusion of a branch of the ileocaecal artery and initiation of antiretroviral therapy, the patient became rapidly asymptomatic and could be discharged.

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  • Meckel's diverticulum represents a true diverticulum of the ileum containing all three layers of the bowel wall and is found on the wall of the distal ileum, usually about 2 feet from the ileocaecal valve.

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