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what is the function of the appendix in the body?

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Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Immune system?: Researchers believe that the appendix does serve a function as part of the immune system. Others feel that the appendix is a vestigial organ, once used as part of digestive process.
Answered on Oct 13, 2015

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