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Noun: cecum (ceca)  se-kum
Usage: N. Amer (elsewhere: caecum)
  1. The cavity in which the large intestine begins and into which the ileum opens
    "the appendix is an offshoot of the cecum";
    - caecum [Brit, Cdn], blind gut

Derived forms: ceca

Type of: bodily cavity, cavity, cavum

Part of: large intestine

Encyclopedia: Cecum