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1. A digestive cavity having only one opening.
2. See cecum.
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(Anatomy) informal another name for the caecum
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|Noun||1.||blind gut - 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
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