noun, plural di·ver·tic·u·la [dahy-ver-tik-yuh-luh] /ˌdaɪ vərˈtɪk yə lə/. Anatomy.
Origin of diverticulum
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Historical Examples of diverticulum
In the same way the bowel may be constricted by a diverticulum.
The gall-bladder arises as a diverticulum of the right primitive lobe.The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume III (of 4)
Francis Maitland Balfour
In some cases of diverticulum high up, there is a tumor, usually on the left side of the neck.
The size of the diverticulum varies; a common size is that of a duck egg, but the size of a fist has been attained.
This diverticulum contains the blood-vessel and muscle-fibres (fig. 22).
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).