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caecum  n.  (pl. caecums, L. caeca)  (Anat.)
A cavity open at one end, as the blind end of a canal or duct.
The blind part of the large intestine beyond the entrance of the small intestine; called also the blind gut. (Also spelled cecum) Note: The caecum 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 caeca.

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"Caecum" Quotes from Famous Books

... are the duodenum, the jejunum, and the ileum; the duodenum commences at the pylorus, and is continued into the jejunum, which is so called from its being generally found empty: the ileum is only a prolongation of the jejunum, and terminates in the first of the great intestines, called the caecum. The other great guts are ...
— Popular Lectures on Zoonomia - Or The Laws of Animal Life, in Health and Disease • Thomas Garnett

Words linked to "Caecum" :   cavity, caecal, vermiform appendix, blind gut, large intestine, cecal appendage

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