- caecal, adjective
- cae·cal·ly, adverb
- post·cae·cal, adjective
- sub·cae·cal, adjective
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How to use caecum in a sentence
He also recognised and figured the great prolongation backwards of the embryo-sac as an empty, absorbent caecum.
In the region of the yolk-stalk it is somewhat enlarged and ends in a blind sac like a caecum.Development of the Digestive Canal of the American Alligator | Albert M. Reese
Dorsal to the gizzard the section cuts the so-called caecum, ce, a little nearer its anterior end than is shown in figure 7.Development of the Digestive Canal of the American Alligator | Albert M. Reese
The mouth leads into the buccal cavity, on the ventral side of which opens the radular caecum.
The stomach is complex, and the intestine simple, and only in some species provided with a small caecum.
British Dictionary definitions for caecum
anatomy any structure or part that ends in a blind sac or pouch, esp the pouch that marks the beginning of the large intestine
- caecal or US cecal, adjective
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