Definitions for caecumˈsi kəm
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
Ref: cecum .
cecum, caecum, blind gut(noun)
the cavity in which the large intestine begins and into which the ileum opens
"the appendix is an offshoot of the cecum"
A blind pouch connected to the large intestine between the ileum and the colon.
Origin: Latin (ininum) caecum ‘blind gut’, translation of Greek τυφλόν ἔντερον.
a cavity open at one end, as the blind end of a canal or duct
the blind part of the large intestine beyond the entrance of the small intestine; -- called also the blind gut