from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.
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- n. Alternative spelling of caecum.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The caecum, the cavity in which the large intestine begins and into which the ileum opens.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See cæcum.
- n. See cœcum.
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
Middle English, from Latin (intestīnum) caecum, blind (intestine), neuter of caecus, blind.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)