haustrum


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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·trum

, pl.

haus·tra

(haw'strŭm, haw'stră), [TA] The correct plural of this word is haustra, not haustrae.
One of a series of saccules or pouches, so called because of a fancied resemblance to the buckets on a water wheel.
[L. a machine for drawing water, fr. haurio, pp. haustus, to draw up, drink up]

haustrum

/haus·trum/ (haws´trum) pl. haus´tra   [L.] a recess.haus´tral
haus´tra co´li  sacculations in the wall of the colon produced by adaptation of its length to the tenia coli, or by the arrangement of the circular muscle fibers.

haustrum

[hôs′trəm] pl. haustra
Etymology: L, haustor, drawer
a general term denoting a recess or sacculation, as of the colon.

haus·trum

, pl. haustra (haws'trŭm, -ă) [TA]
One of a series of saccules or pouches, so called because of a supposed resemblance to the buckets on a water wheel.
[L. a machine for drawing water, fr. haurio, pp. haustus, to draw up, drink up]

haustrum

pl. haustra [L.] one of the pouches of the large intestine, produced by the puckering action of the tenia coli and responsible for circular muscle fibers at 0.5 to 1 inch distances, and responsible for the sacculated appearance of the large intestines of horses and pigs.