- a cul-de-sac, especially that in which the large intestine begins.
Origin of cecum
Examples from the Web for cecum
Historical Examples of cecum
These two occur in the small intestine; a form intermediate in size may also be found in the cecum and colon.Special Report on Diseases of the Horse
United States Department of Agriculture
It lives in the large intestine, especially the cecum, with its slender extremity embedded in the mucous membrane.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis
James Campbell Todd
One of them may occupy the cecum, another the transverse colon, and possibly a third the sigmoid flexure.Intestinal Ills
Alcinous Burton Jamison
The latter is somewhat smaller and is found in the cecum and large intestine.Special Report on Diseases of Cattle
U.S. Department of Agriculture
- US a variant spelling of caecum
Word Origin and History for cecum
variant of caecum.
- The large blind pouch forming the beginning of the large intestine.blind gut
- A saclike cavity with only one opening.
- A large pouch forming the beginning of the large intestine. The appendix and the ileum of the small intestine both connect to the cecum.