A blind-ended tube connected to the cecum, from which it develops embryologically[WP]. [ https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6826-8770 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vermiform_appendix ]

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Term information

database cross reference
Subsets

uberon_slim, efo_slim, organ_slim

latin term
appendix vermiformis [ FMA : 14542 FMA : TA ]
definition
  • A blind-ended tube connected to the cecum, from which it develops embryologically[WP].
depicted by
  • http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/ad/Gray536.png
external definition
  • Organ with organ cavity which is continuous proximally with the cecum and distally terminates in the tip of the appendix. Examples: There is only one appendix[FMA:14542].
has exact synonym
  • appendix
  • caecal appendix
  • cecal appendix
  • appendix vermiformis
has related synonym
  • apex of cecum
  • apex of caecum
  • appendix vermiformis
homology notes
  • A comparative anatomical approach reveals three apparent morphotypes of the cecal appendix, as well as appendix-like structures in some species that lack a true cecal appendix. Cladistic analyses indicate that the appendix has evolved independently at least twice (at least once in diprotodont marsupials and at least once in Euarchontoglires), shows a highly significant (P < 0.0001) phylogenetic signal in its distribution, and has been maintained in mammalian evolution for 80 million years or longer.[well established][VHOG]
id
  • UBERON:0001154
present in taxon
  • http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/NCBITaxon_40674