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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ver′miform appen′dix(n.)

  1. Category: Anatomy

    Ref: appendix (def. 3). 3 2

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. appendix, vermiform appendix, vermiform process, cecal appendage(noun)

    a vestigial process that extends from the lower end of the cecum and that resembles a small pouch


  1. vermiform appendix(Noun)

    An organ consisting of a blind tube projecting from the caecum, without a known function.


  1. Vermiform appendix

    The appendix is a blind-ended tube connected to the cecum, from which it develops embryologically. The cecum is a pouchlike structure of the colon. The appendix is located near the junction of the small intestine and the large intestine. The term "vermiform" comes from Latin and means "worm-shaped". It is widely present in the Euarchontoglires and has also evolved independently in the diprotodont marsupials, monotremes, and is highly diverse in size and shape.


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