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 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 process — n VERMIFORM APPENDIX * * * appendix vermiformis …   Medical dictionary

  • vermiform process — n. Anat. 1. the median lobe of the cerebellum 2. VERMIFORM APPENDIX …   English World dictionary

  • 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 process — 1. See vermiform appendix. 2. the vermis. [1830 40] * * * …   Universalium

  • vermiform process — /vɜməfɔm ˈproʊsɛs/ (say vermuhfawm prohses) noun 1. the median lobe or division of the cerebellum. 2. the vermiform appendix …   Australian English dictionary

  • 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 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… …   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 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

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