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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.
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haus·tra(haw'stră), Avoid the incorrect form haustrae.
Plural of haustrum.
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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
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