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Cecum: Quiz


Question 1: The cecum or caecum (from the ________ caecus meaning blind) is a pouch, connecting the ileum with the ascending colon of the large intestine.
Old LatinVulgar LatinRoman EmpireLatin

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Question 3: ________ typically have two paired ceca, as, unlike other mammals, do hyraxes.
BirdEnantiornithesArchaeopteryxModern birds

Question 4: Most mammalian herbivores have a relatively large caecum, hosting a large number of bacteria, which aid in the enzymatic breakdown of plant materials such as ________; in many species, it is considerably wider than the colon.

Question 5: A cecum is present in most ________ species, and also in lungfish, but not in any living species of amphibian.

Question 6: In ________, it is usually a single median structure, arising from the dorsal side of the large intestine.

Question 7: The term cecum comes from the Latin caecum, literally "blind", here in the sense "blind gut" or "________".
Cul-de-sacAtlantaUnited StatesSacramento, California

Question 8: In contrast, obligatory ________, whose diets contain little or no plant material, have a reduced cecum, which is often partially or wholly replaced by the vermiform appendix.

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