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ce·cum

also 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.]

ce′cal adj.
ce′cal·ly adv.

cecum

(ˈsiːkəm)
n, pl -ca (-kə)
(Anatomy) US a variant spelling of caecum
ˈcecal adj

ce•cum

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]
ce′cal, adj.

ce·cum

(sē′kəm)
A large pouch forming the beginning of the large intestine. The cecum attaches to the ileum.

cecum

A blind pouch in the colon where the colon starts from the lower end of the ileum.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cecum - the cavity in which the large intestine begins and into which the ileum openscecum - 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
Translations

ce·cum

n. ciego, bolsa que forma la primera parte del intestino grueso.

cecum

n ciego (del colon)
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