vermiform appendix

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vermiform appendix

, process
a wormlike pouch extending from the lower end of the caecum in some mammals. In man it is vestigial

vermiform appendix

[′vər·mə‚fȯrm ə′pen‚diks]
(anatomy)
A small, blind sac projecting from the cecum. Also known as appendix.
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The function of the human appendix remains obscure.
They have questioned the similarity of function between the human appendix and nonprimate appendixes.
4) Human appendix is notoriously unable to cope with a mild infection due to inadequacy of the terminal blood supply.

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