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

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1754

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vermiform appendix

noun

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

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