Definition of Appendage

1. Noun. An external body part that projects from the body. "It is important to keep the extremities warm"

Exact synonyms: Extremity, Member
Specialized synonyms: Chelicera, Mouthpart, Fang, Chela, Claw, Nipper, Pincer, Parapodium, Fin, Pleopod, Swimmeret, Limb, Dactyl, Digit
Generic synonyms: External Body Part



2. Noun. A natural prolongation or projection from a part of an organism either animal or plant. "A bony process"

3. Noun. A part that is joined to something larger.
Specialized synonyms: Appendicle, Handhold, Grip, Handgrip, Handle, Hold, Tailpiece
Generic synonyms: Part, Portion
Derivative terms: Append, Append

Definition of Appendage

1. n. Something appended to, or accompanying, a principal or greater thing, though not necessary to it, as a portico to a house.

Definition of Appendage

1. Noun. an external body part that projects from the body ¹

2. Noun. a natural prolongation or projection from a part of any organism ¹

3. Noun. a part that is joined to something larger ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Appendage

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Appendage

1. A structure arising from the surface or extending beyond the tip of another structure. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Appendage

appellation
appellations
appellative
appellatively
appellativeness
appellatives
appellatory
appellee
appellees
appellor
appellors
appels
appenage
appenages
append
appendage (current term)
appendaged
appendageless
appendagelike
appendages
appendages of eye
appendages of skin
appendages of the foetus
appendalgia
appendance
appendances
appendant
appendants
appendeces
appendectomies

Literary usage of Appendage

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1. The Origin of Vertebrates by Walter Holbrook Gaskell (1908)
"The double nature of the opercular appendage.—Its branchial part. ... Once abandon that point of view and take as the unit a branchial appendage, ..."

2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"appendage of the same. Reno-pericardial orifice placing the left renal sac or nephridium in communicator with the ..."

3. Synoptical Flora of North America: The Gamopetalae, Being a Second Edition by Asa Gray (1888)
"... and not rarely bearing a short conical or flattened appendage. ... ami with obscure appendage if any. Akènes terete, more or less turbinate, ..."

4. The Dictionary of National Biography by Sidney Lee (1908)
"A system of law,' he wrote, ' и to the social system of a country as the skin rather than the clothing to the animal frame ; not only an appendage which may ..."

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