appendix vermiformis


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ap·pen·dix

, gen.

ap·pen·di·cis

, pl.

ap·pen·di·ces

,

ap·pen·dix·es

(ă-pen'diks, -di-sis, -di-sēs, -dik-sĕz),
1. An appendage or appendixlike structure.
2. A wormlike intestinal diverticulum extending from the blind end of the cecum; it varies in length and ends in a blind extremity. Synonym(s): appendix vermiformis [TA], appendix ceci, processus vermiformis, vermiform appendage, vermiform appendix, vermiform process, vermix
[L. appendage, fr. ap-pendo, to hang something on]

appendix vermiformis

ver·mi·form ap·pen·dix

(vĕr'mi-fōrm ă-pen'diks)
A wormlike intestinal diverticulum extending from the blind end of the cecum; it varies in length and ends in a blind extremity.
Synonym(s): appendix vermiformis [TA] .

appendix

(a-pen'diks) ('di-sez) plural.appendixesplural.appendices [L. appendix, appendage, addition]
An appendage, esp. the appendix vermiformis. Synonym: appendage See: digestive system and omentum for illus

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ensiform appendix

An obsolete term for the xiphoid process of the sternum.

appendix epididymidis

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appendix epiploica

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appendix testis

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vermiform appendix

A long, narrow, worm-shaped tube connected to the back of the cecum. It varies in length from less than 1 in to more than 8 in (2.5 to 20.3 cm) with an average of about 3 in (7.6 cm). Its distal end is closed. It is lined with mucosa similar to that of the large intestine. The appendix contains many lymph nodules. It is commonly referred to simply as the appendix. Synonym: vermiform process

appendix vermiformis

See: vermiform appendix

vesicular appendix

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xiphoid appendix

An obsolete term for the xiphoid process.