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(Science: anatomy) a blind pouch-like commencement of the colon in the right lower quadrant of the abdomen at the end of the small intestine. The appendix is a diverticulum that extends off the caecum.

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Trouble with placing organ structures in order

... of a website that clearly states the order of organs for example Identify the organs of the digestive system and place them in order pharnyx anal Caecum Rectum Hepatic flexure etc.. i mean the long lists of orders are hard to find let alone remember. I tend to remeber things if there are properly ...

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by R1391
Wed Nov 18, 2009 4:28 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Trouble with placing organ structures in order
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Question on herbivorous lizard theory

... if one were to say that this is a case of inital evolution towards a non -carnivorous diet, this would not be so as this species has an enlarged Caecum as well as an enlarged intestine which would have taken time to evolve. Sincerely, Brian LCRC

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by Brian - LCRC
Sat Dec 02, 2006 8:01 pm
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Question on herbivorous lizard theory
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Views: 2429

The Fiber Disease

... environment and mostly in the earth's waters. Neocallimastigales Members of this order are obligate anaerobes that grow in the rumen, hindgut or caecum of various mammalian herbivores. They decompose cellulose and break the lignin deposits into smaller pieces with more surfaces for lignin-decomposing ...

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by Skytroll
Sun Aug 20, 2006 2:18 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
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Digestive system

what are the functions of caecum and appendix? and how are they different?

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by stuffmuffin
Tue Jun 13, 2006 11:58 am
Forum: Physiology
Topic: Digestive system
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Views: 2734

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