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Is there any significance in Torah literature, attributed to the appendix and its function in the body?

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    In case this question is premised on the uselessness of the appendix, it bears mentioning that the premise is not true. The appendix supplements the body's immune functions; it contains lymphoid tissue and retains beneficial gut bacteria. – Fred Jun 12 '14 at 5:05
  • @Fred Although I did actually have that premise, which you have now corrected, I didn't have it in mind with regards to the question. I know there is literature on the significance of various parts of the body in general, so I was asking what do we say about the appendix (regardless of whether it is considered useful or useless) – AKayser Jun 12 '14 at 5:16
  • Does anybody know if the appendix is ever mentioned in classic (early - pre 20th century) Torah sources? – Danny Schoemann Jun 12 '14 at 10:57

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