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cecum

noun, ce·cum \ˈsē-kəm\

Definition of cecum

plural ceca 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

cecalplay also caecal \-kəl\ adjective
cecally play \-kə-lē\ adverb


Variants of cecum

also caecum \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 ceca or chiefly British caeca \-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 caecum \ˈsē-kəm\play

Learn More about cecum

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


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