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(pl. caecums, L. caeca)
The cavity in which the large intestine begins and into which the ileum opens.  Synonyms: blind gut, cecum.

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... however has as yet escaped the researches of philosophical botanists. M. Pontedera believes it designed to lubricate the vegetable uterus, and compares the horn-like nectaries of some flowers to the appendicle of the caecum intestinum of animals. (Antholog. p. 49.) Others have supposed that the honey, when reabsorbed, might serve the purpose of the liquor amnii, or white of the egg, as a nutriment for the young embryon or fecundated ...
— The Botanic Garden - A Poem in Two Parts. Part 1: The Economy of Vegetation • Erasmus Darwin

Words linked to "Caecum" :   cecal appendage, appendix, cecum, vermiform process, large intestine, cavity, vermiform appendix, caecal, cavum, bodily cavity

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