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vermiform appendix

noun, Anatomy, Zoology
1.
a narrow, blind tube protruding from the cecum, having no known useful function, in humans being 3 to 4 inches (8 to 10 cm) long and situated in the lower right-hand part of the abdomen.
Also called appendix.
Origin
1770-1780
1770-80
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British Dictionary definitions for vermiform appendix

vermiform appendix

noun
1.
a wormlike pouch extending from the lower end of the caecum in some mammals. In man it is vestigial Also called appendix
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vermiform appendix in Medicine

vermiform appendix n.
A wormlike intestinal diverticulum starting from the blind end of the cecum in the lower right-hand part of the abdomen and ending in a blind extremity.

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vermiform appendix in Science
vermiform appendix
  (vûr'mə-fôrm')   
See appendix.
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