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  • n. Plural form of caecum.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • See cæcum.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Plural of cæcum.


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  • The Levant mole, an animal known from Bulgaria, Greece, Turkey and the adjacent part of the Caucasus, was mostly regarded as a subspecies of the Mediterranean mole T. caeca, until a revision of 1993, and the Iberian mole was similarly widely regarded as a Mediterranean mole subspecies until 1993.

    The first new European mammal in 100 years? You must be joking

  • A bulbous pharynx ingests food into a short esophagus that divides into two blind intestinal caeca that extend posteriorly along the length of the body.


  • Nemo enim tam caeca mente, qui non hoc ipsum videat: nemo tam stolido ingenio, qui non intelligat; tam pertinaci judicio, qui non agnoscat, ab his idiotis circumforaneis, sacram pollui Theologiam, ac caelestes Musas quasi prophanum quiddam prostitui.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Quae caeca vi ac specifica qualitate morbos futuros arcent. lib.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Fortuna est caeca, the inscription on my Miracle Stage, means "Fortune is Blind" but when Enjah asked about it, I realized what an unfortunate phrase it is in scatalogical English.

    A time for work, a time for play

  • Some of the little birds also have these appendages; but the caeca in their case are exceedingly minute, as in the sparrow.

    The History of Animals

  • An exceptional property in fishes and in birds for the most part is the being furnished with gut-appendages or caeca.

    The History of Animals

  • The gut-appendages or caeca in birds, as has been observed, are few in number, and are not situated high up, as in fishes, but low down towards the extremity of the gut.

    The History of Animals

  • And some possess appendages (or caeca) to the gut, but no animal that has not incisors in both jaws has a straight gut.

    The History of Animals

  • In salmonid fishes, there is a trend for higher numbers of pyloric caeca to be associated with predatory feeding.

    Trout and Salmon of North America


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