[ see-kuh m ]
/ ˈsi kəm /
noun, plural cae·ca [see-kuh] /ˈsi kə/.
Related formscae·cal, adjectivecae·cal·ly, adverbpost·cae·cal, adjectivesub·cae·cal, adjective
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Examples from the Web for caecal
Mid-gut: the chylific ventricle with the caecal glands, tubes or pouches.
Caecum: a blind sac or tube-like structure serving as one of the caecal tubes or pouches: see coecum.
British Dictionary definitions for caecal
/ (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 Formscaecal 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
[ sē′kəm ]
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