pyloric caecum

pyloric caecum

[pə′lȯr·ik ′sē·kəm]
(invertebrate zoology)
One of the tubular pouches that open into the ventriculus of an insect.
One of the paired tubes having lateral glandular diverticula in each ray of a starfish.
(vertebrate zoology)
One of the tubular pouches that open from the pyloric end of the stomach into the alimentary canal of most fishes.
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4 (A) Pyloric caecum and (B, C, and D) mid-gut of size class III pirarucu (anterior, intermediate, and posterior segments--S1, S2, and S3, respectively) showing simple (arrows) and complex folds (arrowheads).
The intestine was short and rolled into the abdominal cavity, forming three segments, namely: the proximal intestine, which was connected to the pyloric caecum, and the medial and distal intestine which formed the final part of the last segment, ending in a sphincter (Figure 1).