Caecum



cecum.
a cul-de-sac, especially that in which the large intestine begins.
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The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia Frank Evers Beddard
The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia Frank Evers Beddard
The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia Frank Evers Beddard
The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia Frank Evers Beddard
The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia Frank Evers Beddard
The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia Frank Evers Beddard
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 17, Slice 7 Various
The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia Frank Evers Beddard
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 6 Various
The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia Frank Evers Beddard

noun (pl) -ca (-kə)
(anatomy) any structure or part that ends in a blind sac or pouch, esp the pouch that marks the beginning of the large intestine
noun (pl) -ca (-kə)
(US) a variant spelling of caecum
n.
n.

cecum
(sē’kəm)
Plural ceca
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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