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Vermiform Appendix

A vestigial process that extends from the lower end of the cecum and that resembles a small pouch.

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previous use of vestigial organs

... need to digest cell walls. They do so by the help of bacteria in the vermiform appendix. But at humans, the most nutrients come not from cellulose, but from other substances, ...

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by MrMistery
Sun Oct 30, 2005 10:41 am
Forum: Genetics
Topic: previous use of vestigial organs
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Appendix in Herbivores

The human appendix? The human appendix, at the junction of the small and large intestines, is a much ... microbial fermentation like in herbivores. It is wrong to assume that since the vermiform appendix performs no role in digestion it does not have a function. The walls ...

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by clarence
Mon Oct 03, 2005 5:01 pm
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Appendix in Herbivores
Replies: 5
Views: 6132

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