false diverticulum


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false di·ver·tic·u·lum

a diverticulum of the intestine that passes through a defect in the muscular wall of the gut and thus does not include a layer of muscle in its wall.

false diverticulum

Etymology: L, fallere, to deceive, diverticulare, to turn aside
a protrusion of mucous membrane through a muscular coat defect of a hollow organ.

false di·ver·tic·u·lum

(fawls dī'vĕr-tik'yū-lŭm)
A diverticulum of the intestine that passes through a defect in the muscular wall of the gut and thus does not include a layer of muscle in its wall.

false diverticulum

A diverticulum without a muscular coat in the wall or pouch. This type of diverticulum is acquired.
See also: diverticulum