taenia coli

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1. a flat band or strip of soft tissue; used in anatomic nomenclature to designate various structures.
2. a tapeworm of the genus Taenia. Defs. 1 and 2 called also tenia.
taenia co´li any of the three thickened bands (tae´nia li´bera, tae´nia mesoco´lica, and tae´nia omenta´lis) formed by longitudinal fibers in the tunica muscularis of the large intestine, extending from the root of the vermiform appendix to the rectum.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

taenia coli

The three bands of smooth muscle into which the longitudinal muscle layer of the colon is gathered. They are taenia mesocolica (mesenteric insertion), taenia libera (opposite mesocolic band), and taenia omentalis (at place of attachment of omentum to transverse colon).
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Nails showed hyperpigmented longitudinal bands. There were sparse axillary and public hair with ambiguous genitalia, absent scrotum, incompletely developed penile urethra, partially developed bilateral labia and gynecoid pelvis.
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A dermoscopic examination revealed faintly pigmented longitudinal bands on the middle parts of the patient's fingernails with various intensities, being predominant on the right side.
The colour patterning is observable around the entire circumference of the shell and is characterized by about twenty longitudinal bands subparallel to the shell axis.
Nail changes like white and red longitudinal bands, longitudinal ridges, V shaped nick and subungual hyperkeratosis are frequently found.
The genus has a strong association with grasses and displays several co-evolved, adaptive characteristics such as a very elongate abdomen, a flat carapace, and light- to dark-brown longitudinal bands along the carapace and abdomen, all of which aid crypsis in grasses.
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It is distinctive in having 12 or 13 dorsal soft rays, 13 anal soft rays, 19 pectoral rays, 98-100 scales in longitudinal series, males with filamentous third to fifth spines, lanceolate caudal fin, pelvic fins fully joined, pelvic frenum, and in colour: four broad dark orangish brown bars on body with irregular dark markings between; ocellated orange spots on spines and rays of dorsal fins; basal part of anal fin with adjacent narrow longitudinal bands of black, orange, blue, and blue-green; pelvic fins pale blue or green.
The nails can have red and white alternating longitudinal bands, as well as a V-shaped nicking at the distal nail plate, with resultant splitting and subungual hyperkeratosis.
Now notice the three longitudinal bands (taenia) running along the cecum.

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