vermiform appendix


vermiform appendix

noun

Definition of VERMIFORM APPENDIX

:  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

First Known Use of VERMIFORM APPENDIX

1778

vermiform appendix

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of VERMIFORM APPENDIX

: a narrow blind tube usually 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

Illustration of VERMIFORM APPENDIX

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: vermiformis
Previous Word in the Dictionary: vermiform
All Words Near: vermiform appendix

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up vermiform appendix? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Get Our Free Apps
Voice Search, Favorites,
Word of the Day, and More
Join Us on FB & Twitter
Get the Word of the Day and More