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 diverticulum
The size of the diverticulum varies; a common size is that of a duck egg, but the size of a fist has been attained.
The beginning of the large intestine is marked in many forms by the development of an accessory pouch or diverticulum, the ccum.
This diverticulum contains the blood-vessel and muscle-fibres (fig. 22).
On the inner wall of this diverticulum a projection is formed which becomes a glomerulus.The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume 1|Francis Maitland Balfour
The intestinal opening of the diverticulum is situated at a varying distance above the ileo-colic junction, ranging from 27.5 cm.
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).