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Related to caecum: cecum, appendix, Foramen caecum


Variant of cecum.


(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


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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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


cecum (US) [ˈsiːkəm] N (caeca (pl)) [ˈsiːkə](intestino m) ciego m


, (US) cecum
n (Anat) → Blinddarm m


[ˈsiːkəm] n (Anat) → intestino cieco
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Langer deals with the anatomy of the stomach, small intestine, caecum, and colon of most eutherian orders and suborders.
4 (A) Pyloric caecum and (B, C, and D) mid-gut of size class III pirarucu (anterior, intermediate, and posterior segments--S1, S2, and S3, respectively) showing simple (arrows) and complex folds (arrowheads).
The rabbit (Oryctotagus cuniculus) caecum represents 40% of the total digestive tract by weight and accounts for about two-thirds of fecal fiber digestion (MERINO & CARABANO, 1992); it is characterized by the presence of an abundant microbial community with wide diversity and complex interactions (RODRIGUEZ-ROMERO et al.
CT enteroclysis depicted the adenocarcinoma and lymphoma tumours as diffuse circumferential wall thickening involving the terminal ileum, the ileocecal junction and the proximal caecum and the GIST as focal nodular lesions that was located in the small-bowel wall.
Sometimes it runs out to be gangrenous caecum, ileocaecal tuberculosis, Crohn's disease, Meckle's diverticulum, non rotated gut, volvulus of caecum, tubo ovarian mass, even ureteric stone.
However, relative weights of heart, gizzard, spleen, small intestine and caecum, and relative lengths of small intestine and caecum were remained unchanged among all the experimental groups (Table 5).
A gangrenous perforated duplication cyst of the caecum with faecal peritonitis was found during an exploratory laparotomy.
A case report of a rare variant of Rapunzel syndrome, where ball of hairs in small bowel with its tail extending in caecum and ascending colon causing acute small bowel obstruction, is reported in a 13-year-old girl.
Appendix could not be visualized, but intraperitoneal fat planes around caecum showed increased echogenicity which suggested an inflammatory process.
0 cm, arising from medial aspect of caecum, extending superio medially upto lower pole of right kidney with scattered foci of calcification in its wall.
While it may assume one of several orientations in relation to the caecum, it is most commonly found behind the caecum or ascending colon (75%), or descending along the pelvic brim (20%).