It has, moreover, no zygoma in the skull, and there is no caecum.
Similar folds, as already stated, occur in the caecum, but do not extend as far as its blind end.
The pouch is well developed; the stomach not sacculated; a caecum is present (except in Tarsipes).
The large intestine is more than three times the length of the small, and the caecum is, as in the last genus, relatively short.
The caecum is small; the pouch is generally absent; the tail generally long and prehensile.
With one exception, the intestine has a caecum, and the pouch is large and opens forwards.
The stomach is simple, and there is no caecum to the intestine, although this is present in the opossums.
caecum very short and wide, with a vermiform appendage (see Wombat).
In cases where the foreign body lodges in the intestine the caecum and duodenum are favourite situations for obstruction.
The caecum is proportionately and actually larger than in any other Marsupial.
1721, from Latin intestinum caecum "blind gut," from neuter of caecus "blind, hidden," from Proto-Italic *kaiko-, from PIE *kehi-ko- "one-eyed," cognate with Old Irish ca'ech "one-eyed," coeg "empty," Welsh coeg-dall, Old Cornish cuic "one-eyed;" Gothic haihs "one-eyed, blind." So called for being prolonged into a cul-de-sac.
caecum cae·cum (sē'kəm)
Variant of cecum.
cecum ce·cum or cae·cum (sē'kəm)
n. pl. ce·ca (-kə)
The large blind pouch forming the beginning of the large intestine. Also called blind gut.
A saclike cavity with only one opening.