noun, plural di·ver·tic·u·la [dahy-ver-tik-yuh-luh]. /ˌdaɪ vərˈtɪk yə lə/. Anatomy.
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Cross section through the base of the proboscis showing diverticulum wall and proboscis gland.
To these may be added, according to Kupffer, in the embryonic stage, the anterior diverticulum of the gut (Fig. 166).The Origin of Vertebrates|Walter Holbrook Gaskell
Section through the point of junction of the salivary ducts with the median oral diverticulum.The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume IV (of 4)|Francis Maitland Balfour
At this or some earlier period, the intestine gave forth a much larger diverticulum or cæcum than that now existing.
More ventrally another slight diverticulum probably represents the infundibulum.