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Definition 1: the cavity in which the large intestine begins and into which the ileum opens - [noun denoting body]

Samples where caecum or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the appendix is an offshoot of the cecum

Synonyms for caecum in the sense of this definition

(caecum is a kind of ...) (anatomy) a natural hollow or sinus within the body

(caecum is a part of ...) a vestigial process that extends from the lower end of the cecum and that resembles a small pouch

(... is part of caecum) beginning with the cecum and ending with the rectum; includes the cecum and the colon and the rectum; extracts moisture from food residues which are later excreted as feces

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