blind gut

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(sē'kŭm, sē'kă), [TA]
1. The cul-de-sac, about 6 cm in depth, lying below the terminal ileum, forming the first part of the large intestine. Synonym(s): blind gut, intestinum cecum, typhlon
2. Any similar structure ending in a cul-de-sac.
Synonym(s): caecum, intestinal cecum
[L. ntr. of caecus, blind]
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blind gut

1. A digestive cavity having only one opening.
2. See cecum.
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