vermiform appendix

vermiform appendix n a narrow blind tube usu. about three or four inches (7.6 to 10.2 centimeters) long that extends from the cecum in the lower right-hand part of the abdomen, has much lymphoid wall tissue, normally communicates with the cavity of the cecum, and represents an atrophied terminal part of the cecum

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appendix vermiformis [TA] a wormlike diverticulum of the cecum, varying in length from 7 to 15 cm, and measuring about 1 cm in diameter. Called also appendix and cecal a.

Vermiform appendix and adjacent structures.


Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • Vermiform appendix — Vermiform Ver mi*form, a. [L. vermis a worm + form.] Resembling a worm in form or motions; vermicular; as, the vermiform process of the cerebellum. [1913 Webster] {Vermiform appendix} (Anat.), a slender blind process of the c[ae]cum in man and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • vermiform appendix — n. the appendix extending from the cecum of the large intestine …   English World dictionary

  • Vermiform appendix — Infobox Anatomy Name = Vermiform Appendix Latin = appendix vermiformis GraySubject = 249 GrayPage = 1178 Caption = Arteries of cecum and vermiform appendix. (Appendix visible at lower right, labeled as vermiform process ). Caption2 = Normal… …   Wikipedia

  • vermiform appendix — noun a vestigial process that extends from the lower end of the cecum and that resembles a small pouch • Syn: ↑appendix, ↑vermiform process, ↑cecal appendage • Hypernyms: ↑process, ↑outgrowth, ↑appendage …   Useful english dictionary

  • vermiform appendix — Anat., Zool. a narrow, blind tube protruding from the cecum, having no known useful function, in humans being 3 to 4 in. (8 to 10 cm) long and situated in the lower right hand part of the abdomen. See diag. under intestine. Also called appendix.… …   Universalium

  • vermiform appendix — noun An organ consisting of a blind tube projecting from the caecum, without known function. Syn: appendix …   Wiktionary

  • vermiform appendix — see appendix …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • vermiform appendix — ver′miform appen′dix n. anat. appendix 3) • Etymology: 1770–80 …   From formal English to slang

  • vermiform appendix — /vɜməfɔm əˈpɛndɪks/ (say vermuhfawm uh pendiks) noun a narrow, blind tube protruding from the caecum, situated in the lower right hand part of the abdomen in humans, and having no known useful function, its diameter being about that of a pencil… …   Australian English dictionary

  • vermiform appendix — noun Date: 1778 a narrow blind tube usually about three to four inches (8 to 10 centimeters) long that extends from the cecum in the lower right hand part of the abdomen …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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