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

Derived forms: caeca

Type of: bodily cavity, cavity, cavum

Part of: large intestine

Encyclopedia: Caecum