caecum

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Latin (ininum) caecum ‘blind gut’, translation of Greek τυφλὸν ἔντερον.

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caecum (plural caeca)

  1. (anatomy) A blind pouch connected to the large intestine between the ileum and the colon.
    • 1970: After a preliminary course in anatomy it was found that caecum and transverse colon also provided excellent sites for excitation. — JG Ballard, The Atrocity Exhibition

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caecum

  1. nominative neuter singular of caecus