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Borrowed from Latin (ininum) caecum (blind gut), translation of Ancient Greek τυφλὸν ἔντερον (tuphlòn énteron).

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caecum (plural caeca)

  1. (anatomy) A blind pouch connected to the large intestine between the ileum and the colon.
    • 1970, JG Ballard, The Atrocity Exhibition:
      After a preliminary course in anatomy it was found that caecum and transverse colon also provided excellent sites for excitation.

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caecum

  1. nominative neuter singular of caecus