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vermiform appendix

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


vermiform process

(Anatomy) 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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(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.
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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"
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ver·mi·form ap·pen·dix

n. apéndice vermiforme.
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Regional and systemic cytokine responses to acute inflammation of the vermiform appendix. Ann Surg 2003;237:408-16.
The vermiform appendix is considered by most to be a vestigial organ.
Vermiform appendix is an element of the digestive tract which lies in right lower quadrant of abdomen, which has a worm-like structure and emerges during embryological life from the posteromedial wall of the cecum, about 2 cm below the ileocecal valve.
Inflammation of vermiform appendix. Retrieved from
What is inflammation of the vermiform appendix called?
Amyand's hernia is a term used to describe a hernia containing the vermiform appendix. It was so named after Claudius Amyand who described the diagnosis in 1735, after he successfully performed an appendectomy on an 11-year-old boy with the above presentation.
Endometriosis of the vermiform appendix; review of literature, with addition of nine new instances, one of which caused severe melena.
The detection of high blood irisin in the vermiform appendix, a tubular organ, under conditions of infection and perforation suggested that irisin might be used as a marker in the diagnosis of these diseases.
Abramson, "Vermiform appendix located within the cecal wall--Anomalies and bizarre locations," Diseases of the Colon & Rectum, vol.
We present a case of a pelvic mass that was initially thought to be a right-sided ovarian dermoid tumor, but, after surgical removal and pathologic analysis, was found to be a chronic abscess containing an endometrioma, the right adnexa, and an autoamputated vermiform appendix. Appendiceal involvement of endometriosis is a commonly documented phenomenon.