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Variant of cecum.
n, pl -ca (-kə)
(Anatomy) anatomy any structure or part that ends in a blind sac or pouch, esp the pouch that marks the beginning of the large intestine
[C18: short for Latin intestinum caecum blind intestine, translation of Greek tuphlon enteron]
ˈcaecal, ˈcecal adj
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]
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|Noun||1.||caecum - 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