[ see-kuh m ]
/ ˈsi kəm /

noun, plural cae·ca [see-kuh] /ˈsi kə/.

Related forms

cae·cal, adjectivecae·cal·ly, adverbpost·cae·cal, adjectivesub·cae·cal, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for caecal


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

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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Medicine definitions for caecal


[ sēkəm ]


Variant ofcecum
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