See also: 盲肠

Chinese edit

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

Pronunciation edit


Noun edit

盲腸

  1. (anatomy) caecum
  2. (anatomy, proscribed) appendix
    盲腸盲肠  ―  mángcháng yán  ―  appendicitis
    盲腸盲肠  ―  mángcháng  ―  to undergo appendectomy
  3. (neologism, Internet slang) Deliberate misspelling of 盲點盲点 (mángdiǎn). See 突破盲腸突破盲肠.

Synonyms edit

  • (caecum):

Derived terms edit

Japanese edit

Kanji in this term
もう
Grade: S
ちょう
Grade: 6
kan’on

Etymology edit

/mautyau//mɔːt͡ɕɔː//moːt͡ɕoː/

From Middle Chinese 盲腸 (MC maeng drjang, literally “blind gut”).

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

(もう)(ちょう) (mōchōまうちやう (mautyau)?

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

Usage notes edit

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 (ちゅう)(すい) (chūsui).[2][1]

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References edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Matsumura, Akira, editor (2006), 大辞林 (in Japanese), Third edition, Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  2. ^ Shōgaku Tosho (1988) 国語大辞典(新装版) [Unabridged Dictionary of Japanese (Revised Edition)] (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan, →ISBN
  • 2002, Ineko Kondō; Fumi Takano; Mary E Althaus; et. al., Shogakukan Progressive Japanese-English Dictionary, Third Edition, Tokyo: Shōgakukan, →ISBN.