|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)|
|Gray's||subject #249 1178|
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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