[ see-kuhm ]
/ ˈsi kəm /
noun, plural cae·ca [see-kuh]. /ˈsi kə/.
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OTHER WORDS FROM caecumcaecal, adjectivecae·cal·ly, adverbpost·cae·cal, adjectivesub·cae·cal, adjective
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How to use caecum in a sentence
Carnivorous, desmognathous, nidicolous, without functional caeca.
The oesophagus is short and leads into a long, straight stomach, provided with numerous symmetrical lateral caeca.
The intestine is provided with numerous branched caeca in Aphrodite.
Among the purely aquatic families such structures are very rare, and are represented by two caeca in the genus Limnodriloides.
British Dictionary definitions for caecum
noun plural -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
Derived forms of caecumcaecal or US cecal, adjective
Word Origin for caecum
C18: short for Latin intestinum caecum blind intestine, translation of Greek tuphlon enteron
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