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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms



cecum  listen  (SEE-kum)

  A pouch that forms the first part of the large intestine. It connects the small intestine to the colon, which is part of the large intestine.

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Drawing shows the cecum, ascending colon, transverse colon, descending colon, sigmoid colon, and rectum. Also shown is the small intestine.