vermiform appendix


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vermiform appendix

n.
A narrow, tubelike sac in some mammals, including humans, that projects from the cecum of the large intestine. Also called vermiform process.

vermiform appendix

or

vermiform process

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

ap•pen•dix

(əˈpɛn dɪks)

n., pl. -dix•es, -di•ces (-dəˌsiz)
1. supplementary material at the end of a text.
2. any additional or supplemental part; appendage.
3. Also called vermiform appendix. a wormlike tube, closed at the end, extending from the cecum of the large intestine.
[1535–45; < Latin: appendage =append(ere) to append + -ix n. suffix]
usage: appendices, a plural borrowed directly from Latin, is sometimes used, esp. in scholarly writing, to refer to supplementary material at the end of a book.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.vermiform appendix - a vestigial process that extends from the lower end of the cecum and that resembles a small pouchvermiform appendix - a vestigial process that extends from the lower end of the cecum and that resembles a small pouch
appendage, outgrowth, process - a natural prolongation or projection from a part of an organism either animal or plant; "a bony process"
blind gut, caecum, cecum - the cavity in which the large intestine begins and into which the ileum opens; "the appendix is an offshoot of the cecum"
Translations

ver·mi·form ap·pen·dix

n. apéndice vermiforme.
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