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1

is the caecum intra or retroperitoneal?

Both. there is a mobile ceacum and fixed caecum

2

what creates and borders haustra in the large intestine?

created by tenia coli which are shorter than the colon itself
bordered by semilunar plicae which are temporary (i.e. not permanent) internal mucosal folds

3

what are four distinguishing features of the large intenstine?

epiploic appendages, tenia coli, haustra, semilunar plicae

4

what is the function of the large intestine?

reabsorb water, electrolytes and create solid waste (faeces)