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uh pen diks

  • n  supplementary material that is collected and appended at the back of a book
  • n  a vestigial process that extends from the lower end of the cecum and that resembles a small pouch

  • Since the dawn of modern medicine the vermiform appendix has seemed to be a completely useless organ.
  • The test is based on a protein excreted in the urine by patients who have an infection in the appendix.
  • The former New York Senator, who died Wednesday at 76 from complications arising from a burst appendix, was known for his sharp wit and his nimble mind.

  • Julianne Hough in International Herald Tribune
    I'm actually going into surgery tomorrow to remove my appendix, but everything is OK,Hough said on the show Monday after performing a samba routine with Linley. "I'm going to hopefully be back if everything goes as planned next week."
  • Terry Francona in Washington Post
    Brandon Moss is in surgery right now having his appendix removed,Boston Manager Terry Francona said after the Red Sox beat Tampa Bay, 12-4. "He was feeling ill and the medical team felt that there was a possibility rather than just an...
  • Barack Obama in (blog)
    The way this agreement is structured, each nation will be putting concrete commitments into an appendix:specifically what each country's intentions are,said Obama. "Those commitments will then be subject to an international consultation...

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