(Il`e*o*cæ"cal) a. [Ileum + cæcal.] (Anat.) Pertaining to the ileum and cæcum.
(Il`e*o*col"ic) a. (Anat.) Pertaining to the ileum and colon; as, the ileocolic, or ileocæcal, valve,
a valve where the ileum opens into the large intestine.
(||Il"e*um) n. [L. ile, ileum, ilium, pl. ilia, groin, flank.]
1. (Anat.) The last, and usually the longest, division of the small intestine; the part between the jejunum
and large intestine. [Written also ileon, and ilium.]
2. (Anat.) See Ilium. [R.]
Most modern writers restrict ileum to the division of the intestine and ilium to the pelvic bone.
(||Il"e*us) n. [NL., fr. Gr. fr. to roll up.] (Med.) A morbid condition due to intestinal obstruction. It
is characterized by complete constipation, with griping pains in the abdomen, which is greatly distended,
and in the later stages by vomiting of fecal matter. Called also ileac, or iliac, passion.
(||I"lex) n. [L., holm oak.] (Bot.) (a) The holm oak (Quercus Ilex). (b) A genus of evergreen trees
and shrubs, including the common holly.
(Il"i*ac) a. [L. Iliacus, Gr. . See Iliad.] Pertaining to ancient Ilium, or Troy. Gladstone.
(Il"i*ac), a. [Cf. F. iliaque. See Ileum, and cf. Jade a stone.]
1. (Anat.) Pertaining to, or in the region of, the ilium, or dorsal bone of the pelvis; as, the iliac artery.
[Written also ileac.]
2. See Ileac, 1. [R.]
Iliac crest, the upper margin of the ilium. Iliac passion. See Ileus. Iliac region, a region of
the abdomen, on either side of the hypogastric regions, and below the lumbar regions.
(I*li"a*cal) a. Iliac. [R.]
(Il"i*ad) n. [L. Ilias, - adis, Gr. fr. Ilium, the city of Ilus, a son of Tros, founder of Ilium, which is
a poetical name of Troy.] A celebrated Greek epic poem, in twenty-four books, on the destruction of
Ilium, the ancient Troy. The Iliad is ascribed to Homer.
(Il"i*al) a. (Anat.) Pertaining to the ilium; iliac.
(I*liche") adv. [OE., fr. AS. gelic. Cf. Alike.] Alike. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(I*lic"ic) a. [L. ilex, ilicis, holm oak.] Pertaining to, or derived from, the holly and allied plants; as,
(Il"i*cin) n. (Chem.) The bitter principle of the holly.