Vermiform Appendix


Vermiform Appendix
Arteries of cecum and vermiform appendix (appendix visible at lower right, labeled as "vermiform process")
Normal location of the appendix relative to other organs of the digestive system (frontal view)
Latin appendix vermiformis
Gray's subject #249 1178
System Digestive
Artery appendicular artery
Vein appendicular vein
Precursor Midgut
MeSH Appendix
Dorlands/Elsevier Vermiform appendix

The appendix (or vermiform appendix; also cecal appendix; also vermix) is a blind-ended tube connected to the cecum, from which it develops embryologically. The cecum is a pouchlike structure of the colon. The appendix is located near the junction of the small intestine and the large intestine.

The term "vermiform" comes from Latin and means "worm-shaped".

It is widely present in the Euarchontoglires and has also evolved independently in the diprotodont marsupials and is highly diverse in size and shape.

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