Cul-de-sac: A viewer writes regarding the term 'cul-de-sac': 'I know we live on one. Is there a medical meaning for it?' The answer is of course: 'Yes' (or you'd not be reading this here). An anatomic cul-de-sac is a blind pouch or cavity that is closed at one end. Examples of culs-de-sac in the intestine: Colonic diverticulum, a small bulging sac
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; plural Culs-de-sac
kulz`-). [ F., lit., bottom of a bag.] 1.
A passage with only one outlet, as a street closed at one end; a blind alley; hence, a trap. 2. (Mil.)
a position in which an army finds itself with no way of ex
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1. A blind pouch or tubular cavity closed at one end; e.g., diverticulum; caecum. ... Synonym: rectouterine pouch. ... Origin: Fr. Bottom of a sack ... (05 Mar 2000) ...
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(kul″dә-sak´) a pouch or tubular cavity closed at one end; called also caecum. conjunctival cul-de-sac the fold formed by the junction of the palpebral and the ocular conjunctiva; called also fornix of conjunctiva. Douglas cul-de-sac a sac or re...
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• (n.) a position in which an army finds itself with no way of exit but to the front. • (n.) A passage with only one outlet, as a street closed at one end; a blind alley; hence, a trap. • (n.) Any bag-shaped or tubular cavity, vessel, or organ, open only at one end.
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Type: Term Pronunciation: kūl-de-sak′ Definitions: 1. A blind pouch or tubular cavity closed at one end; diverticulum; cecum. Synonyms: rectouterine pouch
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A small pouch like structure that can be found between the rectum and uterus in females and between the rectum and bladder in males. Synonym(s): Pouch Of Douglas Rectouterine Pouch
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A blind pouch.
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The cast includes Donald Pleasence, Françoise Dorléac, Lionel Stander, Jack MacGowran, Iain Quarrier, Geoffrey Sumner, Renée Houston, William Franklyn, Trevor Delaney, Marie Kean. It also features Jacqueline Bisset (credited as Jackie Bisset) in a small role, in her second film appearance. The black and white cinematography i
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A cul-de-sac k, dead end (British, Canadian, American, and Australian English), closed, no through road (British, Canadian, and Australian English), no exit (New Zealand English) or court (American and Australian English) is a street with only one inlet/outlet. While historically built for other reasons, one of its modern uses is to calm vehicle t
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