caeca









caeca


< /ˈsi kə/. Anatomy, Zoology.

  1. a cul-de-sac, especially that in which the large intestine begins.

noun plural -ca (-kə)

  1. US a variant spelling of caecum

noun plural -ca (-kə)

  1. anatomy any structure or part that ends in a blind sac or pouch, esp the pouch that marks the beginning of the large intestine
n.

1721, from Latin intestinum caecum “blind gut,” from neuter of caecus “blind, hidden,” from Proto-Italic *kaiko-, from PIE *kehi-ko- “one-eyed,” cognate with Old Irish ca’ech “one-eyed,” coeg “empty,” Welsh coeg-dall, Old Cornish cuic “one-eyed;” Gothic haihs “one-eyed, blind.” So called for being prolonged into a cul-de-sac.

n.

variant of caecum.

n.

  1. Variant ofcecum

n. pl. ce•ca (-kə)

  1. The large blind pouch forming the beginning of the large intestine.blind gut
  2. A saclike cavity with only one opening.

Plural ceca

  1. A large pouch forming the beginning of the large intestine. The appendix and the ileum of the small intestine both connect to the cecum.

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