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ileum


A surgeon removed her ileum and all but two feet of the jejunum. She reports diarrhea when fatigues or stressed, but otherwise seems fine.
  the last section of the small intestine (between the jejunum and large intestine and about 10 feet long)
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  • A surgeon removed her ileum and all but two feet of the jejunum. She reports diarrhea when fatigues or stressed, but otherwise seems fine.
  • Around each was painted, or perhaps tattooed, the multi-universal design we call "Wall of Troy"—and so strong was her reaction that Ileum’s ramparts crumbled again.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Glory Road
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Associated words [difficulty]:   ileum [9] , duodenum [9]
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