appendix

Pronunciation: (uh-PEN-dix)

A small, fingerlike pouch that sticks out from the cecum (the first part of the large intestine near the end of the small intestine).

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

Caption: The appendix is a small, fingerlike pouch that is attached to the end of the colon (large intestine).

Date last modified: 2014-11-19