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Medical Term:

diverticulum

Pronunciation: di'ver-tik'yu-lum, di'ver-tik'yu-la

Definition: A pouch or sac opening from a tubular or saccular organ, such as the gut or bladder.

[L. deverticulum (or di-), a by-road, fr. de-verto, to turn aside]

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