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cecum

Pronunciation: sē′kŭm, sē′kă

Definition:

  1. The cul-de-sac, about 6 cm in depth, lying below the terminal ileum, forming the first part of the large intestine.
  2. Any similar structure ending in a cul-de-sac.

Synonym(s): blind gut, intestinum cecum, typhlon

[L. ntr. of caecus, blind]

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