American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A saclike cavity with only one opening.
- n. Anatomy The large blind pouch forming the beginning of the large intestine. Also called blind gut.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. alternative spelling of caecum.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The caecum, the cavity in which the large intestine begins and into which the ileum opens.
- n. the cavity in which the large intestine begins and into which the ileum opens
- Middle English, from Latin (intestīnum) caecum, blind (intestine), neuter of caecus, blind. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The doctor begins the procedure by inflating the colon with air until the cecum is distended.”
“The cecum is the blind pouch in the intestine, the appendix is a cecum and all of the stuff looks like food matter or poo.”
“The cecum is the gate-way between the large and small intestines.”
“The cecum is a large, blind pouch, one of the shortest of the several divisions in the continuity of the intestinal canal, which begins where the small intestine ends, and ends where the large intestine begins.”
“The latter are produced in a region of the rabbit's digestive tract called the cecum, a blind-end pouch located at the junction of the small and large intestines.”
“No less than Charles Darwin first suggested that the appendix was a vestigial organ from an ancestor that ate leaves, theorizing that it was the evolutionary remains of a larger structure, called a cecum, which once was used by now-extinct predecessors for digesting food.”
“Chemicals that the body doesn’t need all that much, such as some excess vitamins, water, salt, and fats, are not absorbed and are passed along to a reservoir located between the small and large intestines called the cecum pronounced sea-come.”
“To confirm proper placement of the catheter, we will inject contrast dye through the catheter, using liveX-ray (fluoroscopy) to make sure the dye travels into the cecum.”
“A catheter is then threaded through a special hollow needle into the cecum.”
“The doctor inserts a small needle through the skin into the cecum, and then attaches the bowel to the abdominal wall with two stitches.”
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