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vermiform appendix


vermiform appendix

noun

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

February 27, 2015
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