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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A case report of torsion of an unusually large vermiform appendix.
Genetic alterations in goblet cell carcinoids of the vermiform appendix and comparison with gastrointestinal carcinoid tumors.
Although the rise of executive agreements seems to challenge the treaty clause, this important work confirms that the clause has not become the Constitution's vermiform appendix, that inter- and intrabranch politics remain quite strong, and that executive agreements are compatible with the separation of powers.
Goblet cell carcinoids and related tumors of the vermiform appendix.