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53. Picture of Appendix 2

Picture of Appendix
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The appendix is a tube-like piece of tissue that is 4 to 6 inches long and closed on one end. It is attached to the first part of the colon (cecum). The official name of the appendix, the vermiform appendix, means worm-like projection. The wall of the appendix contains lymphatic tissue, which functions in the immune system to make antibodies.
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Text Reference: Human Microscopic Anatomy: An Atlas for Students of Medicine and Biology, 2nd printing: "Large Intestine: Appendix"

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