mesocecum

Part of the mesocolon, supporting the cecum, that occasionally persists when the ascending colon becomes retroperitoneal during fetal life. SYN: mesentery of cecum. [meso- + cecum]

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me·so·ce·cum or chiefly Brit me·so·cae·cum -'sē-kəm n, pl -ce·ca or chiefly Brit -cae·ca -kə the fold of peritoneum attached to the cecum

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meso·ce·cum (mez″o-) (me″zo-seґkəm) [meso- + cecum] the occasionally occurring mesentery of the cecum. mesocecal adj

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • mesocecum — mesocecal /mez euh see keuhl, mes , mee zeuh , seuh /, adj. /mez euh see keuhm, mes , mee zeuh , seuh /, n., pl. mesoceca / keuh/, Anat. the mesentery of the cecum. [1895 1900; MESO + CECUM] * * * …   Universalium

  • mesocecum — n. connective tissue of the central appendix, mesentery of the cecum (Anatomy) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • mesocecum — meso·cecum …   English syllables

  • mesocecum — |me]zō, |mē], ]sō+ noun Etymology: New Latin, from mes + cecum : the fold of peritoneum attached to the cecum * * * mesocecal /mez euh see keuhl, mes , mee zeuh , seuh /, adj. /mez euh see keuhm, mes , mee zeuh , seuh /, n., pl. mesoceca / keuh/ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Mesentery — A fold of tissue which attaches organs to the body wall. The word mesentery usually refers to the small bowel mesentery which anchors the small intestine to the back of the abdominal wall. Blood vessels, nerves, and lymphatics branch through the… …   Medical dictionary

  • mesocecal — Relating to the mesocecum …   Medical dictionary

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