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Definition of Cecum

Cecum: The first portion of the large bowel, which is situated in the lower-right quadrant of the abdomen. The cecum receives fecal material from the small bowel (ileum), which opens into it. The appendix is attached to the cecum.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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