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diverticulum

noun di·ver·tic·u·lum \ˌdī-vər-ˈti-kyə-ləm\
plural di·ver·tic·u·la\-lə\

Definition of DIVERTICULUM

1
:  an abnormal pouch or sac opening from a hollow organ (as the intestine or bladder)
2
:  a pocket or closed branch opening off a main passage
di·ver·tic·u·lar \-kyə-lər\ adjective
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Origin of DIVERTICULUM

New Latin, from Latin, bypath, probably alteration of deverticulum, from devertere to turn aside, from de- + vertere
First Known Use: circa 1819
Medical Dictionary

diverticulum

noun di·ver·tic·u·lum \ˌdī-vər-ˈtik-yə-ləm\
plural di·ver·tic·u·la \-lə\

Medical Definition of DIVERTICULUM

1
:  an abnormal pouch or sac opening from a hollow organ (as the colon or bladder)
2
:  a blind tube or sac branching off from a cavity or canal of the body <the liver is an anterior diverticulum of the intestine—Gordon Alexander>

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