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caecum

(US), cecum
Anatomy any structure or part that ends in a blind sac or pouch, esp the pouch that marks the beginning of the large intestine

caecum

[′sē·kəm]
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After isolating both the caeca, each was cut as near as possible to the junctions of the caeca and the intestine.
Archy Muir, of anti-expansion group CAECA, said: "We believe Lord Snape's aviation background makes him unsuitable for the task of setting up an airport consultative committee.
Uterus consists of numerous loops, runs between testes and vitellarium to reach genital pore, loops rarely extend laterally beyond caeca (Fig.
Diagnosis: Epigonus marisrubri is distinguished from its congeners by the following combination of characters: dorsal-fin rays VII + I,10; anal-fin rays II,9; pectoral-fin rays 18; pored lateral line scales 48 or 49; gill rakers 10+19-20; pyloric caeca 10; vertebrae 10 + 15; 2 pterygiophores between neural spines 9 and 10; pectoral fins long, reaching level of second dorsal-fin origin; caudal fin forked; tongue with a band of 2-4 rows of densely-set teeth on glossohyal; opercle with short, poorly ossified spine and 1-2 small spinelets; otolith oval, elongate, sulcus and cristae weakly developed.
Caeca bifurcating just anteriorly to ventral sucker, 151 (140-160) long by 18 (16-21) wide.
The miscellaneous prey included Sipuncula, Echiura, fish offal (processed fish parts like head, tail, pyloric caeca, etc.
Archy Muir, spokesman for CAECA, said: 'Throughout the planning process and the public inquiry, the airport's lawyers have regularly made threats to pursue cost claims against WDC.
Cllr Ron Ravenhall (above), Lib Dem, Dunchurch and Knightlow) and secretary of CAECA
In summary, this suggests nutrient digestion should be enhanced at the ileum and beneficial fermentation of fibre should be encouraged in the caeca.