wordswarm.net: free dictionary lookup
Wordswarms From Years Past


13-Letter Words
12-Letter Words
11-Letter Words
10-Letter Words
9-Letter Words
8-Letter Words
7-Letter Words
6-Letter Words
5-Letter Words
4-Letter Words
3-Letter Words


Adjacent Words

Diversivolent
Diversly
Diversory
Divert
Diverted
Diverter
Divertible
Diverticle
Diverticula
diverticular
diverticulitis
diverticulosis
divertimento
Diverting
divertingly
Divertingness
Divertise
Divertisement
divertissement
Divertive
Dives
Divest

diverticulum definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a herniation through the muscular wall of a tubular organ (especially the colon)

Merriam Webster's

noun (plural diverticula) Etymology: New Latin, from Latin, bypath, probably alteration of deverticulum, from devertere to turn aside, from de- + vertere Date: circa 1819 1. an abnormal pouch or sac opening from a hollow organ (as the intestine or bladder) 2. a pocket or closed branch opening off a main passage diverticular adjective

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. (pl. diverticula) Anat. a blind tube forming at weak points in a cavity or passage esp. of the alimentary tract. Derivatives: diverticulosis n. Etymology: med.L, var. of L deverticulum byway f. devertere (as DE-, vertere turn)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Diverticulum Div`er*tic"u*lum, n.; pl. Diverticula. [L. See Diverticle.] (Anat.) A blind tube branching out of a longer one.



comments powered by Disqus

Wordswarm.net: Look up a word or phrase

 


wordswarm.net: free dictionary lookup