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Appendix

appendicitis

Appendix, in biology small, hollow, closed tube located where the small and large intestines meet. While it aids digestion in certain rodents, it no longer has a function in humans and is considered a vestigial organ. The disease appendicitis results when the appendix becomes inflamed.

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