cecum

noun ce·cum \ ˈsē-kəm \
variants: or chiefly British caecum

Definition of cecum

plural ceca or chiefly British caeca play \ˈsē-kə\
:a cavity open at one end (such 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

or chiefly British caecal play \ˈsē-kəl\ adjective

cecally

play \ˈsē-kə-lē\ or chiefly British caecally adverb

Origin and Etymology of cecum

New Latin, from Latin intestinum caecum, literally, blind intestine


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cecum

noun ce·cum
variants: or chiefly British caecum play \ˈsē-kəm\

medical Definition of cecum

plural ceca or chiefly British caeca play \-kə\
: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

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