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ChineseEdit

blind intestines
trad. (盲腸)
simp. (盲肠)

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NounEdit

盲腸

  1. (anatomy) caecum

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JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
もう
Grade: S
ちょう
Grade: 4
kan’on

EtymologyEdit

/mautyau//mɔːt͡ɕɔː//moːt͡ɕoː/

From Middle Chinese 盲腸 (MC mˠæŋ ɖɨɐŋ, literally “blind gut”).

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NounEdit

盲腸 (hiragana もうちょう, rōmaji mōchō, historical hiragana まうちやう)

  1. (medicine, anatomy) caecum
  2. (informal, slang) appendix
Usage notesEdit

The appendix sense is common in everyday parlance, but is incorrect in medical contexts, where this term refers more specifically to the caecum. The medical term for the appendix is 虫垂 (ちゅうすい) (chūsui).[2][1]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  2. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  • 2002, Ineko Kondō; Fumi Takano; Mary E Althaus; et. al., Shogakukan Progressive Japanese-English Dictionary, Third Edition, Tokyo: Shōgakukan, →ISBN.