Talk:caecum

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This entry decribes the caecum as "A blind pouch" and the vermiform appendix entry describes that as "A blind tube...". What does the word blind mean in these contexts? Closed at one end? If so, why not just say that? Wikipedia also uses the word blind in its article about the cecum, apparently just because the name comes from the Latin caecus meaning blind. - dcljr 23:08, 6 October 2005 (UTC)