Cecum definition

sēkəm
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The pouch that is the beginning of the large intestine.
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(anatomy) The large pouch at the beginning of the large intestine, located in the lower right-hand side of the abdomen.
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A sac or bodily cavity with only one opening.
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(zool.) A pouchlike extension from an organ or duct.
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(anatomy) The large pouch at the beginning of the large intestine, located in the lower right-hand side of the abdomen.
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A sac or bodily cavity with only one opening.
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A large pouch forming the beginning of the large intestine. The appendix and the ileum of the small intestine both connect to the cecum.
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Alternative spelling of caecum.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
cecum
Plural:
ceca

Origin of cecum

  • Middle English from Latin (intestīnum) caecum blind (intestine) neuter of caecus blind

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition