1. [syn: appendix, vermiform appendix, vermiform process, cecal appendage]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Vermiform \Ver"mi*form\, a. [L. vermis a worm + -form.]
Resembling a worm in form or motions; vermicular; as, the
vermiform process of the cerebellum.
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. See Illust. under Digestion.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a vestigial process that extends from the lower end of the
cecum and that resembles a small pouch [syn: appendix,
vermiform appendix, vermiform process, cecal