Definition of


  1. (noun, body) the cavity in which the large intestine begins and into which the ileum opens

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Synonyms of Cecum

blind gut, caecum

Alternate forms of Cecum

Derivations: cecal

Hypernyms: bodily cavity, cavity, cavum

Origin of the word Cecum

  1. variant of caecum. more

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