noun, plural ce·ca [see-kuh] /ˈsi kə/. Anatomy, Zoology.
a cul-de-sac, especially that in which the large intestine begins.
- cecropia moth,
- cedant arma togae,
- cedar apple,
- cedar chest
Origin of cecum
1715–25; short for Latin intestinum caecum blind gut
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noun plural -ca (-kə)
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variant of caecum.
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Of, relating to, or having the characteristics of the cecum.
n. pl. ce•ca (-kə)
The large blind pouch forming the beginning of the large intestine.blind gut
A saclike cavity with only one opening.
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A large pouch forming the beginning of the large intestine. The appendix and the ileum of the small intestine both connect to the cecum.
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