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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]
(anatomy)
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Pigs fed the BT1, BT2, and BT3 diet had a greater population of Bacillus spp in digesta of caecum compared to pigs fed the C diet on d 14, and there were no differences among BT1, BT2, and BT3 diets for the populations of Bacillus spp in digesta of caecum (p < 0.
Penis with distinct lateral diverticulum and short apical caecum, on which the penial retractor muscle is attached.
001) in the caecum of animals receiving probiotic after pre-treatment with antibiotic.
These indicated the lower small intestine and upper large intestine, particularly the ileum, caecum and proximal colon, and draining lymph nodes, are the predilection sites for subacute and chronic disease as it occurs in Australia (Moo et al.
The human gut with its simple stomach, relatively elongated small intestine and reduced caecum and colon, does not fit any one group but lies between the frugivore and faunivore groups, suggestive of reliance on a high-quality diet in which meat is a predominant component.
It is extensively used as a food additive (18), and is reported to be fermented and metabolized in the caecum and the colon (19-20).
This is shown particularly in the concentrations of amino acids in the digesta dry matter of the caecum.
In that report they concluded that effects such as cell proliferation in the gastric lining were due to the lectin gene but that other parts of the genetic construction could have contributed effects, particularly on the small intestine and caecum.
A post mortem examination revealed a rupture of the caecum with a secondary displacement of the large colon.
The appendix - which has no known function - is around three inches long and is attached to the caecum (the pouch at the top of the large intestine).
The rabbit has a comparatively large caecum and colon to facilitate this.