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n. - A herniation through the muscular wall of a tubular organ (especially the colon).

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  • A diverticulum is an out-pouching, or small pocket, in the wall of the large intestine.
  • The Latin word diverticulum means 'wayside house of ill repute'; in medical terms, diverticulae are little pockets that form in the wall of the large intestine.
  • The word she noted was "diverticulum," from "The Vault of the Drow."
  • The pediatric caliceal diverticulum: diagnosis and laparoscopic management. for more
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