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appendix
A short, blind-ended tube attached to the cecum or caecum.

The first portion of the large bowel, situated in the lower right quadrant of the abdomen.

The cecum receives fecal material from the small bowel (ileum) which opens into it and the appendix, as stated above, is attached to the cecum.

The word cecum comes from Latin caecus, "blind". This refers to the fact that the bottom of the cecum is a blind pouch (a cul de sac) leading nowhere.

This entry is located in the following unit: Anatomy and Related Anatomical Terms (page 3)
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appendix (s) (noun); appendices, appendixes (pl)
A small out-pouching from the beginning of the large intestine (the ascending colon): The appendix was previously called the vermiform appendix because it was thought to be "wormlike".
This entry is located in the following units: ad- (page 11) pend-, -pens, -pense, -pending, -pended (page 1)
(Latin: blind, blind gut [first part of the large intestine, forming a dilated pouch into which open the ileum, the colon, and the appendix vermiformis]; any blind pouch)