noun, plural di·ver·tic·u·la [dahy-ver-tik-yuh-luh] /ˌdaɪ vərˈtɪk yə lə/. Anatomy.
- diverticular disease,
Origin of diverticulum
Examples from the Web for diverticula
These diverticula extend usually one into each of the dorsal papillae or “cerata” when these are present.
He regarded them as the cause of the gas bubbles to be found in diverticula.Handbook of Medical Entomology|William Albert Riley
It has commenced to bud off diverticula, which subsequently become the tubules of the Wolffian body (vide fig. 13, wd).
The diverticula from the alimentary cavity form the water-vascular system and the somatic and splanchnic layers of mesoblast.
The cavity of the diverticula after the separation of the water-vascular system, forms the body-cavity.
noun plural -la (-lə)
Word Origin for diverticulum
"blind tube" (anatomical), 1819, Modern Latin, from Latin deverticulum "a bypath," from devertere "to turn aside" (see divert).