The portion of the small intestine that extends from the jejunum to the colon. [ MP : 0002581 https://www.worldcat.org/search?q=bn%3A0-683-40008-8 http://www.informatics.jax.org/accession/csmith ]

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Term information

database cross reference
Subsets

uberon_slim, efo_slim, pheno_slim, human_reference_atlas

definition
  • The portion of the small intestine that extends from the jejunum to the colon.
depicted by
  • http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/3d/Illu_small_intestine.jpg
editor note
  • TODO consider ZFA:0000706 posterior intestine, see also colon
has related synonym
  • intestinum ileum
  • posterior intestine
  • distal intestine
  • lower intestine
homology notes
  • Although all vertebrates have a digestive tract and accessory glands, various parts of this system are not necessarily homologous, analogous, or even present in all species. Therefore, broad comparisons can be best made under the listings of headgut, foregut, midgut, pancreas and biliary system, hindgut.[uncertain][VHOG]
id
  • UBERON:0002116
present in taxon
  • http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/NCBITaxon_9606
taxon notes
  • The ileum is the final section of the small intestine in most higher vertebrates, including mammals, reptiles, and birds. In fish, the divisions of the small intestine are not as clear and the terms posterior intestine or distal intestine may be used instead of ileum.[Wikipedia:Ileum]