vermiform appendage
Vermiform Ver"mi*form, a. [L. vermis a worm + -form.] Resembling a worm in form or motions; vermicular; as, the vermiform process of the cerebellum. [1913 Webster]

{Vermiform appendix} (Anat.), a slender blind process of the c[ae]cum in man and some other animals; -- called also {vermiform appendage}, and {vermiform process}. Small solid bodies, such as grape seeds or cherry stones, sometimes lodge in it, causing serious, or even fatal, inflammation. See Illust. under {Digestion}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Vermiform — Ver mi*form, a. [L. vermis a worm + form.] Resembling a worm in form or motions; vermicular; as, the vermiform process of the cerebellum. [1913 Webster] {Vermiform appendix} (Anat.), a slender blind process of the c[ae]cum in man and some other… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Vermiform appendix — Vermiform Ver mi*form, a. [L. vermis a worm + form.] Resembling a worm in form or motions; vermicular; as, the vermiform process of the cerebellum. [1913 Webster] {Vermiform appendix} (Anat.), a slender blind process of the c[ae]cum in man and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • vermiform process — Vermiform Ver mi*form, a. [L. vermis a worm + form.] Resembling a worm in form or motions; vermicular; as, the vermiform process of the cerebellum. [1913 Webster] {Vermiform appendix} (Anat.), a slender blind process of the c[ae]cum in man and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Vermiform appendix — Infobox Anatomy Name = Vermiform Appendix Latin = appendix vermiformis GraySubject = 249 GrayPage = 1178 Caption = Arteries of cecum and vermiform appendix. (Appendix visible at lower right, labeled as vermiform process ). Caption2 = Normal… …   Wikipedia

  • vermiform process — noun a vestigial process that extends from the lower end of the cecum and that resembles a small pouch • Syn: ↑appendix, ↑vermiform appendix, ↑cecal appendage • Hypernyms: ↑process, ↑outgrowth, ↑appendage …   Useful english dictionary

  • vermiform appendix — noun a vestigial process that extends from the lower end of the cecum and that resembles a small pouch • Syn: ↑appendix, ↑vermiform process, ↑cecal appendage • Hypernyms: ↑process, ↑outgrowth, ↑appendage …   Useful english dictionary

  • appendage — Any part, subordinate in function or size, attached to a main structure. SEE ALSO: accessory structures, under structure. SYN: appendix (1). [L. appendix] atrial a. SYN: auricles (of atria), under auricle. auricular a. 1. SYN: right auricle. 2. a …   Medical dictionary

  • cecal appendage — noun a vestigial process that extends from the lower end of the cecum and that resembles a small pouch • Syn: ↑appendix, ↑vermiform appendix, ↑vermiform process • Hypernyms: ↑process, ↑outgrowth, ↑appendage …   Useful english dictionary

  • appendix — 1. SYN: appendage. 2. [TA] A wormlike intestinal diverticulum extending from the blind end of the cecum; it varies in length and ends in a blind extremity. SYN: a. vermiformis [TA], a. ceci, processus vermiformis, vermiform appendage, vermiform …   Medical dictionary

  • appendix — /euh pen diks/, n., pl. appendixes, appendices / deuh seez /. 1. supplementary material at the end of a book, article, document, or other text, usually of an explanatory, statistical, or bibliographic nature. 2. an appendage. 3. Anat. a. a… …   Universalium

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