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Please do not edit the cecum page. The contents are now in the page colon (anatomy). The content of the subsections of the colon were being duplicated and, of course, edits were not being propagated over all the articles. Kd4ttc 20:45, 14 January 2006 (UTC)

Most sources do not consider the cecum to be part of the colon, so I have split the content back out onto its own page. --Arcadian 00:37, 9 July 2006 (UTC)


It's not clear at a glance what the cecum is actually the anus for from this article. I feel this needs to be clarified. Pika132 22:05, 29 January 2007 (UTC)

It is used to store food material in herbivores, where bacteria are able to break down the cellulose. In humans this no longer occurs (see vermiform appendix), so it's just a dead end pouch and part of the large intestine. Richard001 22:24, 13 February 2007 (UTC)

but what does it do[edit]

"most sources" (weasel words) btw what does this organ do

in humans it does not do very much - as mentiones some animals use it for digestion but men do not.

Title spelling[edit]

It's pyloric, not plyoric. I don't know how to fix that, but it would make me happy if someone would. :)

---> Fixed! (June 11 2011)