what is the role of appendix in alimentary canal?

Asked by Somnath Pal | 7th Jul, 2013, 12:04: PM

Expert Answer:

The vermiform appendix has been proposed to be the shrunken remainder of the cecum that was found in a remote ancestor of humans.
The function of the appendix is unknown. One theory is that the appendix acts as a storehouse for good bacteria, “rebooting” the digestive system after diarrheal illnesses. Other experts believe the appendix is just a useless remnant from our evolutionary past.

Answered by Meghna Thapar | 8th Jul, 2013, 10:18: AM

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