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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.
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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
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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.
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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
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Translations

di·ver·tic·u·lum

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

n (pl -la) divertículo; Meckel o Meckel’s — divertículo de Meckel
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References in periodicals archive ?
If bacteria or stool get caught in the pouches, the diverticula can become inflamed and cause pain and fever.
Bladder diverticula are outpouchings of the urothelial lining that project through the muscular wall of the bladder and are caused by congenital or acquired defects of the bladder wall.
The allowed European application reports a significant reduction in the number of intestinal diverticula, the primary indicator of diverticulosis, through the therapeutic application of -pharmaceutical-grade L-glutamine, or PGLG.
Diverticular disease is characterized by formation of small bulge or sacks called diverticula in the wall of colon.
Radiographic and computed tomographic imaging demonstrated a deviated septum of the nasal diverticulum and multiple soft tissue densities in the caudal aspects of the maxillary and mandibular infraorbital diverticula of the infraorbital sinus.
The illness, which is common especially in older people, is the inflammation or infection of balloon-like sacs (diverticula) in the large intestine, which leads to abdominal pain, tenderness, and fever.
The other is diverticulitis, which occurs when one or more diverticula become inflamed and infected.
The incidence of duodenal diverticula varies, from 1 - 6% in upper gastrointestinal contrast studies, 12 - 27% in endoscopic studies, and up to 22% in postmortem findings [1].
Littre hernia (LH) is a rare complication of the diverticula, and it is observed in less than 1% of MD cases.
One of the inflamed diverticula on the distal portion was attached to the mesentery of the opposite jejunum and resulted an internal herniation where small intestine segments were internally herniated.