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Introduction: Cecum

Description of Cecum

Cecum: the cavity in which the large intestine begins and into which the ileum opens; "the appendix is an offshoot of the cecum".
Source: WordNet 2.1

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.
Source: MeSH 2007

Cecum: Related Topics

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Cecum as an Organ

Cecum (organ): The cecum is the first area of the large intestine. It is a pouch-like...more »

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Related Topics

Source - MeSH 2007

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Broader terms for Cecum

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Source - WordNet 2.1

The following terms can be used for Cecum

Source: CRISP

Hierarchical classifications of Cecum

The following list attempts to classify Cecum into categories where each line is subset of the next.

WordNet 2.1

  • bodily cavity,cavity,cavum
  • anatomical structure,bodily structure,body structure,complex body part,structure
  • body part
  • part,piece
  • thing
  • entity

Source: WordNet 2.1

MeSH 2007 Hierarchy:

MeSH 2007 Hierarchy

MESH - OBO (Open Biomedical Ontologies)

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