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ce·cumalso cae·cum (sē′kəm)
n. pl. ce·ca also cae·ca (-kə)
1. Anatomy The large pouch at the beginning of the large intestine, located in the lower right-hand side of the abdomen. Also called blind gut.
2. A sac or bodily cavity with only one opening.
[Middle English, from Latin (intestīnum) caecum, blind (intestine), neuter of caecus, blind.]
n, pl -ca (-kə)
(Anatomy) US a variant spelling of caecum
or cae•cum(ˈsi kəm)
n., pl. -ca (-kə).
an anatomical cul-de-sac, esp. that in which the large intestine begins.
[1715–25; Latin intestinum caecum blind gut]
A large pouch forming the beginning of the large intestine. The cecum attaches to the ileum.
A blind pouch in the colon where the colon starts from the lower end of the ileum.
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|Noun||1.||cecum - the cavity in which the large intestine begins and into which the ileum opens; "the appendix is an offshoot of the cecum"|
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