It has, moreover, no zygoma in the skull, and there is no caecum.
The supporting bands of the caecum are in this sub-family as in the genus Lemur.
The pouch is well developed; the stomach not sacculated; a caecum is present (except in Tarsipes).
The stomach is always simple, while the caecum, if present, is always small.
The caecum is small; the pouch is generally absent; the tail generally long and prehensile.
The stomach, furthermore, is simple, and (except in Dicotyles) there is a caecum.
The stomach is simple, and there is no caecum to the intestine, although this is present in the opossums.
It has four toes on each foot, a complex stomach, but no caecum.
In cases where the foreign body lodges in the intestine the caecum and duodenum are favourite situations for obstruction.
The caecum is proportionately and actually larger than in any other Marsupial.
1721, from Latin intestinum caecum "blind gut," from neuter of caecus "blind, hidden," from Proto-Italic *kaiko-, from PIE *kehi-ko- "one-eyed," cognate with Old Irish ca'ech "one-eyed," coeg "empty," Welsh coeg-dall, Old Cornish cuic "one-eyed;" Gothic haihs "one-eyed, blind." So called for being prolonged into a cul-de-sac.
caecum cae·cum (sē'kəm)
Variant of cecum.
cecum ce·cum or cae·cum (sē'kəm)
n. pl. ce·ca (-kə)
The large blind pouch forming the beginning of the large intestine. Also called blind gut.
A saclike cavity with only one opening.