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Meaning of vermiform appendix

ver'miform appen'dix

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  1. a narrow, blind tube protruding from the cecum, having no known useful function, in humans being 3 to 4 in. (8 to 10 cm) long and situated in the lower right-hand part of the abdomen. See diag. underAlso called
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