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ce·cum also cae·cum  audio  (skm) KEY 

NOUN:
pl. ce·ca  (-k) KEY 
  1. A saclike cavity with only one opening.
  2. Anatomy The large blind pouch forming the beginning of the large intestine. Also called blind gut.

ETYMOLOGY:
Middle English, from Latin (intestnum) caecum, blind (intestine), neuter of caecus, blind

OTHER FORMS:
cecal(Adjective), cecal·ly(Adverb)


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