caecum

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Diagram of the digestive tract, with the caecum marked in red.

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin caecum (invisible, hidden), clipping of intestīnum caecum (blind gut), translation of Ancient Greek τῠφλὸν ἔντερον (tuphlòn énteron).

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caecum (plural caecums or caeca)

  1. (anatomy) A cavity open at one end (such as the blind end of a duct), especially a blind pouch connected to the large intestine between the ileum and the colon.
    Synonym: blind gut

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Noun[edit]

caecum f (plural caecums)

  1. Alternative spelling of cæcum

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Etymology 1[edit]

From caecus (having no light; uncertain, doubtful).

Noun[edit]

caecum n (genitive caecī); second declension

  1. (poetic) Uncertainty, obscurity.
Inflection[edit]

Second-declension noun (neuter).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative caecum caeca
Genitive caecī caecōrum
Dative caecō caecīs
Accusative caecum caeca
Ablative caecō caecīs
Vocative caecum caeca

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Adjective[edit]

caecum

  1. inflection of caecus:
    1. accusative masculine singular
    2. nominative/accusative/vocative neuter singular

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