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

cecal

play less commonly

caecal

\-kəl\ adjective

cecally

play \-kə-lē\ adverb

Variants of cecum

less commonly

caecum

\ˈsē-kəm\

Origin and Etymology 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

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