noun, plural ce·ca [see-kuh]. /ˈsi kə/. Anatomy, Zoology.
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Origin of cecum
OTHER WORDS FROM cecumcecal, adjectivece·cal·ly, adverbsub·ce·cal, adjective
Words nearby cecum
Example sentences from the Web for 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
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
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