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  • adj. Of or pertaining to the caecum.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj.
  • adj. Of or pertaining to the cæcum, or blind gut.
  • adj. Having the form of a cæcum, or bag with one opening; baglike.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to the cæcum; of the nature of or resembling a cæcum: as, a cæcal appendage.
  • Blind, as a cul-de-sac or cæcum; ending blindly, like a cæcum: as, the cæcal end of a duct.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of or like a cecum


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  • Among the complications that become inserted in herbivore guts are things called caecal valves.


  • The gut, except in those animals where it is straight, invariably widens out as we get farther from the stomach and come to what is called the colon, and to a kind of caecal dilatation.

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  • As is reasonably well known, lagomorphs practice refection – that is, they have to ‘rescue’ nutrients from their digested food by ingesting their own caecal pellets (they therefore only produce dry droppings once the food has been through the system twice).

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  • This applies particularly to the caecal microflora.

    Archive 2008-07-01

  • A few old fecal pellets and caecal piles, but not many.

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  • Found recent fecal and caecal droppings, as well as tracks from that morning, so the grouse had been there.

    grouse Diary Entry

  • Grouse pellets and caecal piles were thick in one small part of the flat, along with a scattering of weathered feathers.

    grouse Diary Entry

  • Lots of chicken scat and tracks, and caecal droppings.

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  • Lots of the curly fecal pellets and black caecal cowpies.

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  • On this account they should not be eaten when at all old and hard by persons of slow digestion, because apt to lodge in the intestines, and to become entangled in their caecal pouch, or in its appendix.

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