n.; pl. -ae [Gr. endon, within; L. punctus, point]
An internal cavity in the shell which does not penetrate all the way through; caeca extend into these depressions; see pseudopunta.

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  • cecum — n.; pl. caeca [L. caecus, blind] 1. A pouch or saclike cavity extending from the alimentary canal with an opening at only one end. 2. (BRACHIOPODA) Evagination of the outer epithelium projecting into the endopuncta of the shell; pallial caecum;… …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • pseudopuncta — n.; pl. ae [Gr. pseudos, false; L. punctum, small hole or spot] (BRACHIOPODA) A type of shell punctation that points inwardly, appearing on the internal surface as a bump; pseudopunctate a; see endopuncta …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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