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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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The importance of individual feeds cannot be estimated considering only the values of total potential gas production, as the retention time of substrates in the caecum is limited to about 10h (GIDENNE et al.
Long segment, concentric bowel wall thickening involving the distal ileal loops and minimally involving the ileocaecal junction and caecum, which on post contrast study shows enhancement of the mucosa with stratification of the bowel wall.
Pigs fed the BT1, BT2, and BT3 diet had a greater population of Bacillus spp in digesta of caecum compared to pigs fed the C diet on d 14, and there were no differences among BT1, BT2, and BT3 diets for the populations of Bacillus spp in digesta of caecum (p < 0.
An elective detection of an Amyand's hernia with an adhesive caecum to the sac: Report of a rare case.
Misdiagnosis in the form of iliocaecal tuberculosis, carcinoma of caecum and intussusception is another enigma.
Histopathology of excised ileum and caecum confirmed the diagnosis of Crohn's disease with non-involvement of caecum and excised portion of colon with disease free margin of proximal 3 cm of ileum.
So the positions of the vermiform appendix are as follows: (a) retro caecal and retro colic passes retro peritoneally behind the caecum and ascending colon, (b) pelvic the tip of appendix passes downwards and medially, crosses right pelvic brim, (c) splenic or ileal type tip of the appendix passes upwards and medially in front or behind the terminal part of the ileal (pre or post ileal) (d) subcaecal and paracolic lies below caecum and tip ascends by the side of the ascending colon, and (d) midinguinal very rare type and tip of the appendix is directed vertically downwards.
We have demonstrated that bile acids at physiological concentrations inhibit the growth of MTB, raising the possibility that the high concentration of bile acids in the gallbladder and proximal intestine may be protective against MTB, while explaining the predilection of MTB for the terminal ileum and caecum, where bile acid concentrations are at their lowest.
Effect of inclusion of grape seed extract on biodiversity degree and frequency of detection (%) of identified, uncultured and unidentified bacteria at caecum in 18 d old chickens.
It may result from a deep infolding of foramen caecum during tooth development which in some cases may result in a second apical foramen.
The Caecidae, comprising the genera Pa rastrophia, Watsonia, and Caecum.
Histopathological studies: Formalin fixed specimens of ileum, caecum and colonic segments were processed and stained with haematoxylin and eosin for histopathological evaluation.