blind gut


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blind gut

n.
1. A digestive cavity having only one opening.
2. See cecum.

blind gut

n
(Anatomy) informal another name for the caecum
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Noun1.blind gut - the cavity in which the large intestine begins and into which the ileum opensblind gut - the cavity in which the large intestine begins and into which the ileum opens; "the appendix is an offshoot of the cecum"
bodily cavity, cavum, cavity - (anatomy) a natural hollow or sinus within the body
large intestine - beginning with the cecum and ending with the rectum; includes the cecum and the colon and the rectum; extracts moisture from food residues which are later excreted as feces
cecal appendage, vermiform appendix, vermiform process, appendix - a vestigial process that extends from the lower end of the cecum and that resembles a small pouch
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Merely a reflection of the fact that for the Chancellor, a disciple of 60s and 70s socialism, the blind gut prejudices over class never lurk far from the surface.