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cecum

noun ce·cum \ˈsē-kəm\

Definition of cecum

plural ce·ca play \-kə\

  1. :  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·calplay also cae·cal \-kəl\ adjective
ce·cal·ly play \-kə-lē\ adverb


Variants of cecum

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

Medical Definition of cecum

plural ce·ca or chiefly British cae·ca \-kə\play

  1. :  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



Illustration of cecum

Variants of cecum

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

Learn More about cecum

  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "cecum" Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about "cecum"


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