diverticulum

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From Latin dīverticulum, alternative form of dēverticulum (byroad; deviation), from dēvertō (turn away, turn aside).

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diverticulum (plural diverticulums or diverticula)

  1. (anatomy) A small growth off an organ such as the large intestine.
    • 2015, David Shaw, translating Giulia Enders, Gut, Scribe 2016, p. 16:
      Diverticula are small, light-bulb-shaped pouches in the bowel wall, resulting from the tissue in the gut bulging outwards under pressure.

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dīverticulum n (genitive dīverticulī); second declension

  1. Alternative form of dēverticulum ("byroad").
  2. (anatomy, New Latin, exclusively as diverticulum) A small growth off an organ of a body; diverticulum.
    • 1829, University of Groningen, Annales Academiae groninganae, Commentatio de diverticulus intestinorum, page 69:
      Baillie exemplum praebuit diverticuli coniuncti cum vitiis a niſu formativo abnormi productis: illuc ſc. invenit in foetu, cui aderat omnium thoracis et abdominis viscerum ſitus inverſus, una cum partitione lienis in quinque lobos, uti in Cetaceis ſolet.
      Baillie provided an example of a diverticulum connected with defects extended by an abnormal formative impulse. To that point naturally it is found in a foetus, to whom an inverted position of all the internal organs of the abdomen and thorax is present, together with a separation of the spleen into five lobes, as is usual in cetaceans.

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Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative dīverticulum dīverticula
Genitive dīverticulī dīverticulōrum
Dative dīverticulō dīverticulīs
Accusative dīverticulum dīverticula
Ablative dīverticulō dīverticulīs
Vocative dīverticulum dīverticula

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