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Vermiform appendix

noun
1.
A vestigial process that extends from the lower end of the cecum and that resembles a small pouch.  Synonyms: appendix, cecal appendage, vermiform process.






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"Vermiform appendix" Quotes from Famous Books



... of the God-idea as held by society in general stands in the same position as the vermiform appendix does to the anatomy of man. It may have been useful in some way thousands of years ago, but today it constitutes a detriment to the well-being of the individual without offering any compensatory usefulness. Agree or disagree with this ...
— The Necessity of Atheism • Dr. D.M. Brooks



Words linked to "Vermiform appendix" :   outgrowth, appendage, caecum, appendix, cecum, cecal appendage, blind gut, process



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