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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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1]) was used as an inhibitor of acid proteases from stomach and alkaline protease activity inhibition in pyloric caeca sections were performed using the following inhibitors: 250 mmol [L.
Besides Timema, all phasmids had "gastric caeca" at the anterior midgut, although whether this term is appropriate is debatable as the caeca are histologically undifferentiated from the rest of the anterior midgut (Beadle 1972, Shelomi et al.
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.
In front of the digestive caeca the body is filled with minute, unicellular glands in M.
Effects of estrogens on gametogenesis and steroid levels in the ovaries and pyloric caeca of Sclerasterias mollis (Echinodermata: Asteroidea).
Dimensions des caeca pyloriques chez la truit arc-en-ciel, influence de la taille du poisson et du nombre de caeca.
2002) in which they differentiated the subfamily Tanaisiinae characterized by absence of annular cervical thickening; Cirrus sac absent; intercaecal testes and caeca forming cyclocoel at the posterior end, from the subfamily Eucotylinae by having annular cervical thickening; Cirrus sac present; testes extracaecal or overlapping caeca and caeca do not unite posteriorly.
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