Examples from the Web for caecal
Historical Examples of caecal
Caecum: a blind sac or tube-like structure serving as one of the caecal tubes or pouches: see coecum.
Mid-gut: the chylific ventricle with the caecal glands, tubes or pouches.
- anatomy any structure or part that ends in a blind sac or pouch, esp the pouch that marks the beginning of the large intestine
Word Origin for caecum
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.
- Variant ofcecum