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cecum(sē`kəm): see intestineintestine,
muscular hoselike portion of the gastrointestinal tract extending from the lower end of the stomach (pylorus) to the anal opening. In humans this fairly narrow (about 1 in./2.
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The blind end of a cavity, duct, or tube, especially the sac at the beginning of the large intestine. Also spelled caecum.
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Anatomy any structure or part that ends in a blind sac or pouch, esp the pouch that marks the beginning of the large intestine
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