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ce·cum

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.

cecum

(ˈsiːkəm)
n, pl -ca (-kə)
(Anatomy) US a variant spelling of caecum
ˈcecal adj

ce•cum

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.

ce·cum

(sē′kəm)
A large pouch forming the beginning of the large intestine. The cecum attaches to the ileum.

cecum

A blind pouch in the colon where the colon starts from the lower end of the ileum.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cecum - the cavity in which the large intestine begins and into which the ileum openscecum - 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
Translations

ce·cum

n. ciego, bolsa que forma la primera parte del intestino grueso.

cecum

n ciego (del colon)
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After manual reduction, a 6-cm diameter properly limited mass was palpated in the cecum (Figure 2).
Laparotomy revealed that the cecum had moved across the abdomen and was invaginated into the distal transverse colon, resulting in colocolic intussusception.
Therefore, the objective of this research was to study the effect of DL-MHA supplementation in diet as a Met source and an organic acid on the growth performance, microorganism in the gastrointestinal tract and diet, SCFAs in the cecum and small intestinal morphology of piglets.
As with chronic inflammatory states such as inflammatory bowel disease, systemic sclerosis (SSc) patients had decreased commensal gut bacteria such as Bacteroides and Faecalibacterium, and increased pathogenic genera such as Enterobacteriales and Fusobacterium, in the cecum and sigmoid, compared with healthy controls.
Novy S, Rogers LF, Kirkpatrick W: Diastatic rupture of the cecum in obstructing carcinoma of the left colon.
7 years) with [greater than or equal to] 2 SSA/P-LGDs (one patient had 4 SSA/P-LGDs and the remaining had 2 SSA/P-LGDs), which showed as having a similar distribution: cecum (4; 10.
KEY WORDS: Cecal dilatation, mobile cecum, volvulus
Pathologic examination of the specimen revealed granulomatous enterocolitis with associated acute suppurative appendicitis and a cecum abscess.
In this study, the effect of extreme heat diet on growth performance, lymphoid organ, blood immunoglobulin and cecum microflora change in broilers exposed to continuous lighting and extreme heat stress (EHS) was studied.
Exploratory laparotomy revealed massive pelvic-abdominal adhesions and a 6-cm mass encased by omentum adherent to a loop of small bowel, the cecum, appendix, and right fallopian tube.
The CT scan revealed an apparent mass causing a filling defect of the cecum near the appendiceal orifice.