Definition of caecum noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



(British English) (North American English cecum) noun
BrE BrE//ˈsiːkəm//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsiːkəm//
(pl. caeca, (North American English)ceca
BrE BrE//ˈsiːkə//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsiːkə//
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a small bag which is part of the intestine, between the small and the large intestine Word Originlate Middle English: from Latin (intestinum) caecum ‘blind (gut)’, translation of Greek tuphlon enteron.

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