Ver"mi*form Ap*pen"dix (?), n. [NL. See vermiform, appendix] (Anat.)

A slender blind process of the caecum in man and some other animals; -- called also vermiform appendage, and vermiform process. Small solid bodies, such as grape seeds or cherry stones, sometimes lodge in it, causing serious, or even fatal, inflammation.


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