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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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2009) reported that the concentration of butyric acid increased in the caecum and colon with the addition of benzoic acid in the diet.
Mild to moderate inflammation was found in the caecum and colon of animals pre-treated with ampicillin or lansoprazole before C.
17) Table 2 Relative gut volume proportions for a selection of primate species (% of total volume) Species Stomach Small intestine Caecum Colon Gorilla 25 14 7 53 Orangutan 17 28 3 54 Chimpanzee 20 23 5 52 Gibbon 24 29 2 45 Human 17 67 NA 17 Adapted from Milton.
The surgeon first makes a four-inch incision in the stomach before pulling the caecum out of the opening and carefully removing the appendix by tying and cutting it off.
Experiment Species 1 2 3 Amygdalum papyrum x x Balanus eburneus x x Bulla striata x x x Caecum pulchellum x x x Calanoid copepodes x x Capitomastus aciculatus x x x Chione cancellata x Eupomatus dianthus x Grandidierella bonnierodes x x Harpacticoid copepodes x Laevicardium mortoni x x x Notonectidae x x x Mitrella lunata x Ostracods x Penaeus setiferus x Polydora ligni x x x Prionospio heterobranchia x x x Sagitella sp.
The CT scan confirmed the mass in the region of the ileocaecal junction, with narrowing of the caecum.
The body cavity was opened and the GIT was removed and ligated into eight segments: crop, proventriculus, gizzard, duodenum, jejunum (from duodenum to the Meckel's diverticulum), ileum (from the Meckel's diverticulum to 1 cm above the ileo-caecal junction), caecum and colon.
There are fewer than 150 cases recorded to date, less than a third of these involving the caecum [2].
However, one major role of the SCFA is in acidifying the caecum [28].
The site of primary tumour was: caecum 14 cases, ascending colon 8 cases, transverse colon 5 cases, lienal flexure 4 cases, descending colon 2 cases, sigmoideum 11 cases and rectum 4 cases.
The main diagnostic criteria for appendicitis on CT are based on the morphology of the appendix, the caecum and the periappendiceal structures.