diverticulum

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

Definition of diverticulum

plural diverticula play \-lə\
1 :an abnormal pouch or sac opening from a hollow organ (such as the intestine or bladder)
2 :a pocket or closed branch opening off a main passage

diverticular

play \-kyə-lər\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of diverticulum

New Latin, from Latin, bypath, probably alteration of deverticulum, from devertere to turn aside, from de- + vertere


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diverticulum

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

medical Definition of diverticulum

plural diverticula play \-lə\
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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