cecum definition

  • noun:
    • A saclike hole with one orifice.
    • Anatomy The large blind pouch forming the beginning of the large bowel. Also known as blind instinct.
    • alternate spelling of caecum.
    • The caecum, the cavity in which the big intestine begins and into which the ileum opens.
    • See cæcum.
    • See cœcum.
    • the cavity when the big intestine begins and into that the ileum opens

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