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di·ver·tic·u·lum

 (dī′vûr-tĭk′yə-ləm)
n. pl. di·ver·tic·u·la (-lə)
A pouch or sac branching out from a hollow organ or structure, such as the intestine.

[New Latin, from Latin dēverticulum, by-path, from dēvertere, to turn aside : dē-, de- + vertere, to turn; see divert.]

di′ver·tic′u·lar adj.

diverticulum

(ˌdaɪvəˈtɪkjʊləm)
n, pl -la (-lə)
(Pathology) any sac or pouch formed by herniation of the wall of a tubular organ or part, esp the intestines
[C16: from New Latin, from Latin dēverticulum by-path, from dēvertere to turn aside, from vertere to turn]
ˌdiverˈticular adj

di•ver•tic•u•lum

(ˌdaɪ vərˈtɪk yə ləm)

n., pl. -la (-lə).
a blind, tubular sac or process branching off from a canal or cavity, esp. an abnormal, saclike herniation of the mucosal layer through the muscular wall of the colon.
[1640–50; < Latin, variant of dēverticulum byway, tributary, means of escape =dēverti- (comb. form of dēvertere to turn away, divert =dē- de- + vertere to turn) + -culum -cule2]
di`ver•tic′u•lar, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.diverticulum - a herniation through the muscular wall of a tubular organ (especially the colon)
hernia, herniation - rupture in smooth muscle tissue through which a bodily structure protrudes
Meckel's diverticulum - a congenital diverticulum in the ileum resulting from incomplete closure of the yolk sac
Translations

di·ver·tic·u·lum

n. divertículo, saco o bolsa que se origina en la cavidad de un órgano o estructura.

diverticulum

n (pl -la) divertículo; Meckel o Meckel’s — divertículo de Meckel
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2) These diverticula occur most commonly in jejunum in around 80%, followed by 15% in the ileum and 5% in both.
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But there is no association between low-fiber dietary intake and diverticula.
Once you've reached age 65, there's a more than 50 percent chance you have diverticulosis, the development of small pockets, or diverticula, in the muscular layers of the colon.
The diverticula in left-sided colonic are usually acquired and multiple while right-sided colonic diverticula are mostly congenital and solitary.