Vermiform appendix

Definition of Vermiform appendix

(Anat.) a slender blind process of the cæcum 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.

See also: Vermiform

Related Words

appendage, appendix, blind gut, caecum, cecal appendage, cecum, outgrowth, process, vermiform process
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