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vermiform appendix

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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A narrow vestigial process projecting from the cecum in the lower right-hand part of the abdomen of some mammals, including humans. Also called vermiform process.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. a slender blind process of the cæcum in man and some other animals; -- called also vermiform appendage, and vermiform process. Small solid bodies, such as grape seeds or cherry stones, sometimes lodge in it, causing serious, or even fatal, inflammation. See Illust. under Digestion.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

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

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