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What is the proposed purpose for the past use of the appendix?



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Good question!!
Presumably the appendix is a useful organ for lower animals. Any zoologists out there know the answer?

--- jade


In other animals the appendix is huge and is called the caecum, or sac, because it is a dead-end structure. In rodents, is houses bacteria that have enzymes that help the animal digest plant material. In other mammals or primates, it is thought to serve a similar function in the digestion of raw meat.

-ProfBill



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