See also: cæcum

EnglishEdit

 
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Diagram of the digestive tract, with the caecum marked in red.

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin caecum (invisible, hidden), clipping of intestīnum caecum (blind gut), translation of Ancient Greek τῠφλὸν ἔντερον (tuphlòn énteron).

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NounEdit

caecum (plural caecums or caeca)

  1. (anatomy) A cavity open at one end (such as the blind end of a duct), especially a blind pouch connected to the large intestine between the ileum and the colon.
    Synonym: blind gut

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FrenchEdit

NounEdit

caecum f (plural caecums)

  1. Alternative spelling of cæcum

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LatinEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From caecus (having no light; uncertain, doubtful).

NounEdit

caecum n (genitive caecī); second declension

  1. (poetic) Uncertainty, obscurity.
InflectionEdit

Second-declension noun (neuter).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative caecum caeca
Genitive caecī caecōrum
Dative caecō caecīs
Accusative caecum caeca
Ablative caecō caecīs
Vocative caecum caeca

Etymology 2Edit

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

AdjectiveEdit

caecum

  1. inflection of caecus:
    1. accusative masculine singular
    2. nominative/accusative/vocative neuter singular

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