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Variant of cecum.
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(ˈsiːkəm) or


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
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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.
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Noun1.caecum - the cavity in which the large intestine begins and into which the ileum openscaecum - 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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cecum (US) [ˈsiːkəm] N (caeca (pl)) [ˈsiːkə](intestino m) ciego m
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, (US) cecum
n (Anat) → Blinddarm m
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[ˈsiːkəm] n (Anat) → intestino cieco
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At this time he is eating a certain type of faecal pellet produced by fermentation in a particular part of his gut called the caecum. These faeces are high in protein and vitamins, particularly B vitamins.
The colon has four segments: the caecum wherein the appendix is attached; ascending, transverse and descending colon; sigmoid; rectum or anus.
CT chest showed bilateral minimal pleural effusion, multifocal basal consolidation bilaterally and CT abdomen showed thickening of the walls of caecum and colon.
After adequate lavage with normal saline, abdomen was systemically examined which revealed a perforation of caecum and ascending colon.
Per-operatively, left-sided acutely inflammed appendix along with caecum and ascending colon were found in left lower abdomen, operation was completed via lower midline abdominal incision.
The disease pattern he explained is characteristic of one of the most common forms of intestinal coccidiosis that affects the caecum of the chicken.
During gradual insufflation of colon or in large bowel obstruction distal to the caecum, the caecum is the segment most prone to distention injury that is explained by the Law of Laplace (9).
Lengths of the small intestines, caecum, and large intestines were measured for each slaughtered sheep.
Histopathological lesions revealed loss of epithelial tissue, congestion of blood vessels which indicate disruption followed by haemorrhage, severe muscular oedema and necrosis of submucosa of intestine and caecum. There was loss of intestinal villi, disruption of caecal mucosa and clusters of oocysts seen.
She says she was discharged on March 5 and told she had been treated for "caecum perforation".
Langer deals with the anatomy of the stomach, small intestine, caecum, and colon of most eutherian orders and suborders.