Skip to Content

appendix

Pronunciation: ă-pen′diks, -di-sis, -di-sēs, -dik-sĕz

Definition:

  1. An appendage or appendixlike structure.
  2. A wormlike intestinal diverticulum extending from the blind end of the cecum; it varies in length and ends in a blind extremity.

Synonym(s): appendix vermiformisTA, appendix ceci, processus vermiformis, vermiform appendage, vermiform appendix, vermiform process, vermix

[L. appendage, fr. ap-pendo, to hang something on]

Disclaimer: This site is designed to offer information for general educational purposes only. The health information furnished on this site and the interactive responses are not intended to be professional advice and are not intended to replace personal consultation with a qualified physician, pharmacist, or other healthcare professional. You must always seek the advice of a professional for questions related to a disease, disease symptoms, and appropriate therapeutic treatments.
© Copyright 2017 Wolters Kluwer. All Rights Reserved. Review Date: Sep 19, 2016.
Hide