[n] - the cavity in which the large intestine begins and into which the ileum opens
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the beginning of the large intestine, which is connected to the appendix at its lower end
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The pouch which forms the beginning of the large intestine.
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Cecum: The cecum (also spelled caecum), the first portion of the large bowel, situated in the lower right quadrant of the abdomen. The cecum receives fecal material from the small bowel (ileum) which opens into it. The appendix is attached to the cecum. The word 'cecum' comes from the Latin 'caecus'...
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Synonym for caecum ... <anatomy> A blind pouch-like commencement of the colon in the right lower quadrant of the abdomen at the end of the small intestine. The appendix is a diverticulum that extends off the caecum. ... (13 Nov 1997) ...
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caecum noun the cavity in which the large intestine begins and into which the ileum opens; `the appendix is an offshoot of the cecum`
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(se´kәm) caecum. cul-de-sac.
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pouch or large tubelike structure in the lower abdominal cavity that receives undigested food material from the small intestine and is considered the ... [5 related articles]
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The cecum is the large, primary section of the large intestine, which accepts fluid food-by-products from the ileum of the small intestine through the ileocecal orifice. About eight centimeters long, the cecum transmits this by-product to the ascending section of the colon.
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Type: Term Pronunciation: sē′kŭm, sē′kă Definitions: 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. Synonyms: blind gut, intestinum cecum, typhlon
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The cecum or caecum (əm, plural ə; from the Latin caecus meaning blind) is a pouch, connecting the ileum with the ascending colon of the large intestine. It is separated from the ileum by the ileocecal valve (ICV) or Bauhin`s valve, and is considered to be the beginning of the large intestine. It...
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The first part of the large intestine, connecting the ileum (the final section of the small intestine) with the ascending colon. It is situated in the lower right quadrant of the abdomen. The cecum, also spelled caecum, derives its name from the Latin caecus for 'blind', a reference to the fact that...
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