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cecum

 [se´kum]
1. caecum.

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]

cecum

/ce·cum/ (se´kum)
1. the first part of the large intestine, forming a dilated pouch distal to the ileum and proximal to the colon, and giving off the vermiform appendix.

cecum

also

caecum

(sē′kəm)
n. pl. ce·ca (-kə)
1. Anatomy The large pouch at the beginning of the large intestine, located in the lower right-hand side of the abdomen. Also called blind gut.
2. A sac or bodily cavity with only one opening.

ce′cal adj.
ce′cal·ly adv.

cecum

[sē′kəm]
Etymology: L, caecus, blind, blind gut
a pouchlike structure or cul-de-sac constituting the first part of the large intestine. It is inferior to the junction of the ascending colon and joins the ileum, the last segment of the small intestine, at the ileocecal valve.
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Carcinoma of the 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]

Cecum

The beginning of the large intestine and the place where the appendix attaches to the intestinal tract.

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]

cecum (sē´kəm),

n a cul-de-sac constituting the first part of the large intestine. It forms the junction between the ileum and the large intestine.

cecum

1. the first or proximal part of the large intestine, forming a dilated pouch distal to the ileum and proximal to the colon. There is a great deal of variation in the relative size between species. The dog's cecum is a small, coiled organ. In the horse it is a very large fermentation chamber stretching from the upper right flank to the xiphoid process of the sternum. Birds are different again. They have a double cecum which appears to compensate digestively for the absence of a significant colon.
2. any blind pouch. See also cecal.

cecum cupulare
one of the blind ends of the cochlear duct of the inner ear; attached to the cupula of the cochlea.
cecum vestibulare
the other blind end of the cochlear duct of the inner ear; begins in the cochlear recess of the vestibule of the osseous labyrinth.

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The pH in diet and gastrointestinal tract of piglets is presented in Table 3, pH in the diet and cecum linearly decreased (p<0.
Comparisons between SSc patients and controls demonstrated numerous differences in the microbial communities in both the cecum (R2 = 0.
In conclusion, SSA/P with and without cytologic dysplasia or carcinoma occurs most commonly in the cecum and ascending colon, and occurs similarly less frequently in the transverse and distal colon.
Patient was taken up for emergency laparotomy for acute intestinal bowel obstruction, and we found freely mobile and grossly dilated cecum with clockwise axial rotation of ileum, cecum, and ascending colon [Figure 4 and 5].
The goal of this study was to assess the effects of an extreme heat stress diet with soy oil and extreme heat stress on the lymphoid organ weight, levels of I gG, cecum microflora and growth performance of broiler chickens.
The microbes in the cecum will perform their best when the cellulose is most easily fermented.
The second type (making up as much as 30% of cases), illustrated by this case, is the bascule type, where the cecum folds anteriorly and cephalad to the ascending colon, with the production of a flap-valve occlusion at the site of flexion.
Johnston said the next few days were "crucial" to Namibian's recovery as he got over the surgery and adapted to having his cecum missing.
In general a partial malrotation, long mesentery, and poor fixation of the right colon is necessary for a cecal volvulus to occur as the cecum and also parts of the ascending colon are involved.
Washington, August 21 (ANI): Charles Darwin was wrong when he theorized that the appendix in humans and other primates was the evolutionary remains of a larger structure, called a cecum, which was used by now-extinct ancestors for digesting food, according to research collaborators from three U.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) confirmed the diagnosis of a 5-mm nasal dermoid cyst with an enhancing sinus tract into the foramen cecum (figure 1, A).