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1

What are the parts of the large intestine

Caecum
Appendix
Colon
Rectum
Anal canal

2

What distinguishes the large intestine from the small intestine

Omental appendices
Teniae coli
Haustra
Large diameter

3

What are omental/epiploic appendices

Small sacs of peritoneum filled with adipose tissue

4

What are the types of teniae coli

Mesocolic
Omental
Free

5

Where do the teniae coli run from and to

Begin at the appendix where it's longitudinal muscle splits into 3 distinct bands
Merge together at the rectosigmoid junction into a continuous layer around the rectum

6

What are haustra

Sacculations of the wall of the colon that exist due to contraction of the tenia coli