caecal

caecum

[see-kuhm]
noun, plural caeca [see-kuh] .

caecal, adjective
caecally, adverb
postcaecal, adjective
subcaecal, adjective
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caecum or cecum (ˈsiːkəm)
 
n , pl -ca
anatomy any structure or part that ends in a blind sac or pouch, esp the pouch that marks the beginning of the large intestine
 
[C18: short for Latin intestinum caecum blind intestine, translation of Greek tuphlon enteron]
 
cecum or cecum (ˈsiːkəm, -kə)
 
n
 
[C18: short for Latin intestinum caecum blind intestine, translation of Greek tuphlon enteron]
 
'caecal or cecum
 
adj
 
'cecal or cecum
 
adj

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caecum
1721, from L. intestinum cæcum "blind gut," from neut. of cæcus "blind, hidden." So called for being prolonged into a cul-de-sac.
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caecum cae·cum (sē'kəm)
n.
Variant of cecum.

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