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 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 appendix — n a narrow blind tube usu. 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… …   Medical dictionary

  • vermiform appendix — n. the appendix extending from the cecum of the large intestine …   English World dictionary

  • 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 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

  • vermiform appendix — Anat., Zool. a narrow, blind tube protruding from the cecum, having no known useful function, in humans being 3 to 4 in. (8 to 10 cm) long and situated in the lower right hand part of the abdomen. See diag. under intestine. Also called appendix.… …   Universalium

  • vermiform appendix — noun An organ consisting of a blind tube projecting from the caecum, without known function. Syn: appendix …   Wiktionary

  • vermiform appendix — see appendix …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • vermiform appendix — ver′miform appen′dix n. anat. appendix 3) • Etymology: 1770–80 …   From formal English to slang

  • vermiform appendix — /vɜməfɔm əˈpɛndɪks/ (say vermuhfawm uh pendiks) noun a narrow, blind tube protruding from the caecum, situated in the lower right hand part of the abdomen in humans, and having no known useful function, its diameter being about that of a pencil… …   Australian English dictionary

  • vermiform appendix — noun Date: 1778 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 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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