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A long, pencil-shaped organ that is an average of 9cm long but can range from 5-35 cm, which comes off the end of the cecum

Appendix is like a barrack where good bacteria live in the gut- it serves as a safe house from which the human gut can repopulate its beneficial bacterial population in environmental conditions were sanitation is poor and there are frequent outbreaks of diarrheal disease