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Meaning of CAECUM

Pronunciation:  'seekum

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  the cavity in which the large intestine begins and into which the ileum opens; "the appendix is an offshoot of the cecum"

CAECUM is a 6 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: blind gut, cecum
 See Also: appendix, bodily cavity, cavity, cavum, cecal appendage, large intestine, vermiform appendix, vermiform process



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\C[ae]"cum\, n.; pl. {C[ae]cums}, L. {C[ae]ca}. [L.
caecus blind, invisible, concealed.] (Anat.)
(a) A cavity open at one end, as the blind end of a canal or
(b) The blind part of the large intestine beyond the entrance
    of the small intestine; -- called also the {blind gut}.

Note: The c[ae]cum is comparatively small in man, and ends in
      a slender portion, the vermiform appendix; but in
      herbivorous mammals it is often as large as the rest of
      the large intestine. In fishes there are often numerous
      intestinal c[ae]ca.