caecum definition

  • noun:
    • Variant of cecum.
    • A blind pouch connected to the big bowel amongst the ileum as well as the colon.
    • A cavity open at one end, once the blind end of a canal or duct.
    • The blind area of the huge intestine beyond the entry of the tiny bowel; -- labeled as also the blind gut.
    • In human anatomy, the blind pouch or cul-de-sac the start of colon, into that your ileum starts, and to which the vermiform appendage is attached.
    • In zoology, any cæcal diverticulum or intestinal appendage ending in a cul-de-sac.
    • [capitalized] [NL.] The Conventional genus associated with household Cæcidæ.
    • In starfishes, the bifurcated multilobular prolongations of the pyloric region of this belly, the walls becoming glandular and secreting a digestive liquid.
    • the hole in which the huge bowel begins and into that the ileum opens

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