A diverticulum (plural: diverticula) is medical or biological term for an outpouching of a hollow (or a fluid-filled) structure in the body. Depending upon which layers of the structure are involved, they are described as being either true or false. In medicine, the term usually implies the structu...
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[n] - a herniation through the muscular wall of a tubular organ (especially the colon)
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A pouch formed by diverticulosis.
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Diverticulum: A small bulging sac pushing outward from the colon wall is a diverticulum. As a person ages, pressure within the large intestine (colon) causes pockets of tissue (sacs) that push out from the colon walls. The plural is diverticula. Diverticula can occur throughout the colon but are mos...
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Div`er·tic'u·lum noun ; plural Diverticula . [ Latin See Diverticle .] (Anat.) A blind tube branching out of a longer one.
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<anatomy, surgery> A small sac-like structure that sometimes forms in the walls of the intestines, diverticula can trap particles of food (especially small seeds and undigested grains) and become very inflammed and painful (this condition is called diverticulitis). ... (09 Oct 1997) ...
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noun a herniation through the muscular wall of a tubular organ (especially the colon)
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(di″vәr-tik´u-lәm) pl. diverti´cula a circumscribed pouch or sac occurring normally or created by herniation of the lining mucous membrane through a defect in the muscular coat of a tubular organ.
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