vermiform-appendix

vermiform appendix

noun Anatomy, Zoology.
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. See diag. under intestine.
Also called appendix.


Origin:
1770–80

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vermiform appendix or vermiform process
 
n
Also called: appendix a wormlike pouch extending from the lower end of the caecum in some mammals. In man it is vestigial
 
vermiform process or vermiform process
 
n

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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   (vûr'mə-fôrm')  Pronunciation Key 
See appendix.
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