from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Variant of cecum.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A blind pouch connected to the large intestine between the ileum and the colon.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A cavity open at one end, as the blind end of a canal or duct.
- n. The blind part of the large intestine beyond the entrance of the small intestine; -- called also the blind gut.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In human anatomy, the blind pouch or cul-de-sac which is the beginning of the colon, into which the ileum opens, and to which the vermiform appendage is attached.
- n. In zoology, any cæcal diverticulum or intestinal appendage ending in a cul-de-sac.
- n. [capitalized] [NL.] The typical genus of the family Cæcidæ.
- n. In starfishes, the bifurcated multilobular prolongations of the pyloric region of the stomach, the walls being glandular and secreting a digestive fluid.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the cavity in which the large intestine begins and into which the ileum opens
Latin (ininum) caecum ‘blind gut’, translation of Greek τυφλόν ἔντερον. (Wiktionary)