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cecum

noun ce·cum \ˈsē-kəm\
plural ce·ca \-kə\

Definition of CECUM

:  a cavity open at one end (as the blind end of a duct); especially :  the blind pouch at the beginning of the large intestine into which the ileum opens from one side and which is continuous with the colon
ce·cal also cae·cal \-kəl\ adjective
ce·cal·ly \-kə-lē\ adverb

Variants of CECUM

ce·cum also cae·cum \ˈsē-kəm\

Origin of CECUM

New Latin, from Latin intestinum caecum, literally, blind intestine
First Known Use: circa 1721
Medical Dictionary

cecum

noun ce·cum
plural ce·ca or chiefly British cae·ca \-kə\

Medical Definition of CECUM

:  a cavity open at one end (as the blind end of a duct); especially :  the blind pouch at the beginning of the large intestine into which the ileum opens from one side and which is continuous with the colon

Variants of CECUM

ce·cum or chiefly British cae·cum \ˈsē-kəm\

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