caecal


caecal

< /ˈsi kə/.

  1. cecum.

noun plural -ca (-kə)

  1. anatomy any structure or part that ends in a blind sac or pouch, esp the pouch that marks the beginning of the large intestine
n.

1721, from Latin intestinum caecum “blind gut,” from neuter of caecus “blind, hidden,” from Proto-Italic *kaiko-, from PIE *kehi-ko- “one-eyed,” cognate with Old Irish ca’ech “one-eyed,” coeg “empty,” Welsh coeg-dall, Old Cornish cuic “one-eyed;” Gothic haihs “one-eyed, blind.” So called for being prolonged into a cul-de-sac.

n.

  1. Variant ofcecum

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