Definition of Diverticula

1. Noun. (plural of diverticulum) ¹



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Definition of Diverticula

1. diverticulum [n] - See also: diverticulum

Medical Definition of Diverticula

1. The plural of diverticulum. As a person ages, pressure within the large intestine (colon) causes pockets of tissue (sacs) that push out from the colon walls. A small bulging sac pushing outward from the colon wall is a diverticulum. Diverticula can occur throughout the colon but are most common near the end of the left side of the colon, the sigmoid colon. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Diverticula

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diversly
diversories
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diverticula (current term)
diverticula of colon
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diverticular disease of colon
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diverticulectomies
diverticulectomy
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diverticuloma
diverticulopexy
diverticuloses

Literary usage of Diverticula

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1. The Journal of Experimental Medicine by Rockefeller University, Rockefeller Institute, Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research (1900)
"diverticula of the intestine may be divided into the true and the false. By a true diverticulum is understood one the walls of which are composed of the ..."

2. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1911)
"Four of these have proved to be carcinoma apparently arising from diverticula. Of the 15 cases, 9 were males and 6 females. ..."

3. Surgery, Gynecology & Obstetrics by The American College of Surgeons, Franklin H. Martin Memorial Foundation (1910)
"Morgagni was probably the first one to recognize the true nature of diverticula. He attributes the formation of diverticula to a hypertrophy of the bladder ..."

4. Monographic Medicine by Albion Walter Hewlett, Henry Leopold Elsner (1916)
"While diverticula may occur in the small intestine, in the vermiform process, ... As many as 400 diverticula have been found in a single case. ..."

5. Pathological physiology of internal diseases by Albion Walter Hewlett (1916)
"Esophageal diverticula Two types of localized esophageal dilatation unattended by ... As a rule diverticula of this type are small and of a conical shape. ..."

6. The Medical Clinics of North America by Richard J. Havel, K. Patrick Ober (1919)
"diverticula may be classified in two general groups—the congenital group ... These congenital diverticula do not enter into the scope of the present paper. ..."

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