cecum

noun
ce·cum | \ˈsē-kəm \
variants: or chiefly British caecum
plural ceca or chiefly British caeca\ˈsē-kə \

Definition of cecum 

: 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

Other Words from cecum

cecal or chiefly British caecal \ˈsē-kəl \ adjective
cecally \ˈsē-kə-lē \ or chiefly British caecally adverb

First Known Use of cecum

circa 1721, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cecum

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

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cecum

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

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