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caecum

[ see-kuhm ]
/ ˈsi kəm /
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noun, plural cae·ca [see-kuh]. /ˈsi kə/.
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OTHER WORDS FROM caecum

caecal, adjectivecae·cal·ly, adverbpost·cae·cal, adjectivesub·cae·cal, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for caecum

caecum

US cecum

/ (ˈsiːkəm) /

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 caecum

caecal 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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