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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.
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Adj.1.cecal - of or like a cecum
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