vermiform appendix


vermiform appendix

noun Anatomy, Zoology.

  1. 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.

noun

  1. a wormlike pouch extending from the lower end of the caecum in some mammals. In man it is vestigialAlso called: appendix

n.

  1. 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.

  1. See appendix.

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