It lives in the large intestine, especially the cecum, with its slender extremity embedded in the mucous membrane.
These two occur in the small intestine; a form intermediate in size may also be found in the cecum and colon.
One of them may occupy the cecum, another the transverse colon, and possibly a third the sigmoid flexure.
The latter is somewhat smaller and is found in the cecum and large intestine.
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.