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  • adj. Alternative spelling of caecal.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. of, pertaining to, or like a cecum.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See cæcal, cæcally.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of or like a cecum


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  • Without this knowledge, how can we say with any scientific confidence that the bacterium did not contain within its genome a pre-existing program for the expression of a flagellum waiting to be triggered by an environmental cue like cecal valves in lizards?

    Flagellum evolution -- how's your German? - The Panda's Thumb

  • The cecal appendix (a through l) or appendix-like structures (m through o) in a variety of mammals.

    Evolution of the appendix? - The Panda's Thumb

  • In fact, there is a cluster of genes that are expressed at the cecal/colonic boundary.

    Evolution of the appendix? - The Panda's Thumb

  • A mammalian molecular consensus phylogeny was taken, and appendicular and cecal characters were mapped onto the constraint tree as described in the Materials and methods.

    Evolution of the appendix? - The Panda's Thumb

  • This indicates to me that the DNA to code for the cecal valves were already there but were suppressed until the new environment initiated the valve development.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • However, there is also a mention of the formation of new structures, cecal valves, designed to slow the passage of food by creating fermentation chambers in the gut.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • It is said that Sucralose breaks down into 1,6-dichlorofructose, which is toxic and can lead to shrunken thymus glands up to 40% shrinkage and enlarged liver and kidneys, Atrophy of lymph follicles in the spleen and thymus Increased cecal weight Reduced growth rate Decreased red blood cell count Hyperplasia of the pelvis Extension of the pregnancy period Aborted pregnancy Decreased fetal body weights and placental weights Diarrhoea.

    Splenda - Does more harm than good???

  • The largest of these is the omental bursa (already described), but several others, of smaller size, require mention, and may be divided into three groups, viz.: duodenal, cecal, and intersigmoid.

    XI. Splanchnology. 2e. The Abdomen

  • It is bounded on the right by the cecal fold, which is attached by one edge to the abdominal wall from the lower border of the kidney to the iliac fossa and by the other to the postero-lateral aspect of the colon.

    XI. Splanchnology. 2e. The Abdomen

  • It is bounded above by the posterior surface of the ileum and the mesentery; in front and below by the ileocecal fold, and behind by the upper part of the mesenteriole of the vermiform process. (c) The cecal fossa is situated immediately behind the cecum, which has to be raised to bring it into view.

    XI. Splanchnology. 2e. The Abdomen


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