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
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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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Patients were diagnosed with AA if the final pathology report included at least one term from both histopathologic and gross descriptions that revealed inflammation of the appendix vermiformis wall.
Immunohistochemical and ultrastructural studies of twelve argentaffin and six argyrophil carcinoids of the appendix vermiformis. Hum Pathol.
I was really afraid of appendix vermiformis. The infection could have easily caused an inflammation.