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.
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Plural of diverticulum.

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diverticula pl of DIVERTICULUM

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di·ver·tic·u·la (di″vər-tikґu-lə) [L.] plural of diverticulum.

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