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Definition of "cecum" []

  • A saclike cavity with only one opening. (noun)
  • Anatomy The large blind pouch forming the beginning of the large intestine. Also called blind gut. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "cecum" in a sentence
  • "The doctor begins the procedure by inflating the colon with air until the cecum is distended."
  • "The cecum is the blind pouch in the intestine, the appendix is a cecum and all of the stuff looks like food matter or poo."
  • "The cecum is the gate-way between the large and small intestines."