noun Anatomy, Zoology.
- 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.
- a wormlike pouch extending from the lower end of the caecum in some mammals. In man it is vestigialAlso called: appendix
- 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.
- See appendix.