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haustrum

 [haws´trum] (pl. haus´tra) (L.)
one of the pouches of the colon, produced by adaptation of its length to the taenia coli, or by collection of circular muscle fibers 1 or 2 cm apart; the haustra are responsible for the sacculated appearance of the colon.
Haustrum. From Dorland's, 2000.

haus·tra

(haw'stră), Avoid the incorrect form haustrae.
Plural of haustrum.
[L.]

haustrum

(haw′strŭm) plural.haustra [L. haurire, to draw, drink]
One of the sacculations of the colon caused by longitudinal bands of smooth muscle (taeniae coli) that are shorter than the gut.
haustral (haw′străl), adjective

haustra

plural of haustrum.
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The haustra are sacculations (out pouches) between the teniae coli, and the plicae semiluminares (crescent-shaped mucosal folds) that separate adjacent haustra.