Blind gut
Gut Gut, n. [OE. gut, got, AS. gut, prob. orig., a channel, and akin to ge['o]tan to pour. See {FOUND} to cast.] [1913 Webster] 1. A narrow passage of water; as, the Gut of Canso. [1913 Webster]

2. An intenstine; a bowel; the whole alimentary canal; the enteron; (pl.) bowels; entrails. [1913 Webster]

3. One of the prepared entrails of an animal, esp. of a sheep, used for various purposes. See {Catgut}. [1913 Webster]

4. The sac of silk taken from a silkworm (when ready to spin its cocoon), for the purpose of drawing it out into a thread. This, when dry, is exceedingly strong, and is used as the snood of a fish line. [1913 Webster]

{Blind gut}. See {C[AE]cum}, n. (b) . [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • blind gut — n a digestive cavity open at only one end esp the cecum of the large intestine * * * caecum (def. 2) …   Medical dictionary

  • blind gut — n. 1. CECUM 2. any similar pouchlike cavity or section of the intestinal tract with only one opening, formed by surgery or disease …   English World dictionary

  • blind gut — caecum cae cum, n.; pl. {C[ae]cums}, L. {C[ae]ca}. [L. caecus blind, invisible, concealed.] (Anat.) (a) A cavity open at one end, as the blind end of a canal or duct. (b) The blind part of the large intestine beyond the entrance of the small… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • blind gut — noun Date: 15th century a digestive cavity open at only one end; especially the cecum of the large intestine …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • blind gut — the cecum. [1585 95] * * * …   Universalium

  • blind gut — noun The caecum of the intestines …   Wiktionary

  • blind gut — ‚blaɪndmænz cecum, part of the intestines …   English contemporary dictionary

  • blind gut — noun the caecum …   English new terms dictionary

  • 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 • Syn: ↑cecum, ↑caecum • Derivationally related forms: ↑caecal (for: ↑caecum), ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Blind — Blind, a. [AS.; akin to D., G., OS., Sw., & Dan. blind, Icel. blindr, Goth. blinds; of uncertain origin.] 1. Destitute of the sense of seeing, either by natural defect or by deprivation; without sight. [1913 Webster] He that is strucken blind can …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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