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caecum

 [se´kum] (L.)
1. the first part of the large intestine, forming a dilated pouch into which open the ileum, colon, and vermiform appendix. Spelled also cecum.

ce·cum

, pl.

ce·ca

(sē'kŭm, sē'kă), [TA]
1. The cul-de-sac, about 6 cm in depth, lying below the terminal ileum, forming the first part of the large intestine. Synonym(s): blind gut, intestinum cecum, typhlon
2. Any similar structure ending in a cul-de-sac.
Synonym(s): caecum, intestinal cecum
[L. ntr. of caecus, blind]

caecum

(sē′kəm)
n.
Variant of cecum.

caecum

A pouched structure which is the first portion of the colon, located in the right lower quadrant of the abdomen. It is directly contiguous with the ileum via the ileocaecal valve and, externally, is the point of attachment of the appendix.

ce·cum

, pl. ceca (sē'kŭm, -kă) [TA]
1. The cul-de-sac, about 6 cm in depth, lying below the terminal ileum forming the first part of the large intestine.
2. Any similar structure ending in a cul-de-sac.
Synonym(s): caecum.
[L. ntr. of caecus blind]

caecum

The large blind-ended pouch in the bowel at the beginning of the large intestine (COLON) in the lower right quadrant of the abdomen. The end of the ILEUM joins the caecum at the ileo-caecal valve. From the caecum protrudes the worm-like (vermiform) APPENDIX.

caecum

  1. (in animals) (also called hepatic caecum) a blind-ending sac in the digestive system, which in mammals occurs at the junction of the small and large intestines. In herbivores the caecum contains bacteria that produce CELLULASE, enabling the breakdown of cellulose cell walls. See also APPENDIX.
  2. (in plants) a protrusion of the EMBRYO SAC into the endosperm tissue of seeds.

ce·cum

, pl. ceca (sē'kŭm, -kă) [TA]
1. The cul-de-sac, about 6 cm in depth, lying below the terminal ileum and forming first part of large intestine.
2. Any similar structure ending in a cul-de-sac.
Synonym(s): caecum.
[L. ntr. of caecus blind]

caecum

see cecum.

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After the removal of caeca, the cut ends were sutured by using catgut (size 1/0) and an antibiotic (oxytetracycline) solution was applied over the blind ends.
CAECA says this is because Lord Snape has "inexplicably" failed to invite representatives from parish councils or residents' associations in areas severely affected by the operations.
niloticus from Sudan, in having similar body size, the ovary being irregularly lobed, uterine coils that seldom cross the intestinal caeca laterally and the ovary lies posterior to the vitellarium.
D XII-XIV (XIII), 12-15 (14); A III, 7-8 (7); P1 17-19 (18), 5-10 (7) simple; lateral-line pores 30-36 (31), scales 40-56; infraorbital spines 2-12 (5); gill rakers 30-36 (8-11 + 21-26) (33: 9+24); vertebrae 26-27 (10 + 16-17) (27, Matsubara, 1934); pyloric caeca 9-12.
Dorsal-fin rays VII + I,10, no dorsal spine hidden by scales or skin; anal-fin rays II,9; first dorsal and anal rays unbranched, last dorsal and anal rays split to base; pectoral-fin rays 18; principle caudal-fin rays 9 + 8; pored lateral line scales 49 (48) (counted to end of hypural plate); scales between lateral line and dorsal fin origin 3; scales between lateral line and anal fin origin 9; branchiostegal rays 7; gill rakers 10+20 (10 + 19), lowermost gill raker of paratype rudimentary; pyloric caeca 10; vertebrae10 + 15 (Fig.
Caeca 84 (63-98) long by 54 (37-88) wide, reaching acetabular level.
CAECA is opposed to the grant of planning permission for the temporary terminal
CAECA is not opposed to holiday flights from the airport.
Interestingly, the provision of oligosaccharides to the caeca and large intestine may be a process that should be carefully timed and considered.
Coventry Airport managing director Bill Savage told The Birmingham Post that CAECA was 'muddying the waters'.
Archy Muir, of CAECA, said: "All I can say is there will be a number of activities in January to focus the arguments.