Appendix (noun)

A small pouch-like structure attached to the large intestine in the human body.

Origin:

Derived from latin word 'appendere' meaning 'to hang'.

Examples:

  1. The surgeon had to remove the patient's appendix due to a painful case of appendicitis.
  2. The appendix is a vestigial organ, meaning it has lost much of its original function over time.
  3. The human appendix is thought to have played a role in the digestive process of our ancestors.
  4. Appendicitis is a serious condition that requires prompt medical attention and treatment.
  5. The removal of the appendix is a common surgical procedure and is generally considered a safe and routine operation.
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