Cecum

Cecum: The cecum is the start of the large intestine. Undigested food from the small intestine enters the cecum, and digestion is continued through the large intestine. The cecum is located in the lower right side of the abdomen, and the appendix is attached to the bottom of the cecum.

Source: RDCRN (NCATS/NIH)1

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Cecum: The blind sac or outpouching area of the Large Intestine that is below the entrance of the Small Intestine. It has a worm-like extension, the vermiform Appendix.2

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References

  1. Source: RDCRN (NCATS/NIH): rarediseasesnetwork.org/ cms/ cegir/ Learn-More/ Glossary
  2. Source: MeSH (U.S. National Library of Medicine)

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