Definition of Appendix

1. Noun. Supplementary material that is collected and appended at the back of a book.

Generic synonyms: Addendum, Postscript, Supplement
Specialized synonyms: Shirttail, Codicil

2. Noun. A vestigial process that extends from the lower end of the cecum and that resembles a small pouch.
Exact synonyms: Cecal Appendage, Vermiform Appendix, Vermiform Process
Generic synonyms: Appendage, Outgrowth, Process
Group relationships: Blind Gut, Caecum, Cecum

Definition of Appendix

1. n. Something appended or added; an appendage, adjunct, or concomitant.

2. n. The vermiform appendix.

Definition of Appendix

1. Noun. (obsolete in general sense) Something attached to something else; an attachment or accompaniment. ¹

2. Noun. Specifically, a text added to the end of a book or an article, containing information that is important to but is not the main idea of the main text ¹

3. Noun. (anatomy) The vermiform appendix, an inner organ without known use that can become inflamed. ¹

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Definition of Appendix

1. a collection of supplementary material at the end of a book [n -DIXES or -DICES]

Medical Definition of Appendix

1. A worm-shaped process projecting from the blind end of the caecum. (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Appendix

appendicular artery
appendicular colic
appendicular lymph nodes
appendicular muscle
appendicular skeleton
appendicular vein
appendix (current term)
appendix ceci
appendix epididymidis
appendix epididymis
appendix epiploica
appendix fibrosa hepatis
appendix of epididymidis
appendix of the testis
appendix testis
appendix ventriculi laryngis
appendix vermiformis
appendix vesiculosa

Literary usage of Appendix

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1908)
"During this period 4 additional cases of primary tumor of the appendix have been encountered ... 1 Primary Malignant Disease of the Vermiform appendix, MKB. ..."

2. Transactions by American Society of Mechanical Engineers (1905)
"They therefore ask that consent may be given to making this addition as an appendix to the report, and that authority may be given to distribute the ..."

3. The Medical Clinics of North America by Richard J. Havel, K. Patrick Ober (1918)
"MAXIMILIAN J. HUBENY CHICAGO POLICLINIC ROENTGEN EXAMINATION OF THE appendix THE appendix is probably the worst maligner in the human race. ..."

4. Proceedings by Philadelphia County Medical Society (1900)
"Report and Exhibition of an appendix from a Severe Case ot Appendicitis. ... J The patient from whom this appendix was removed exhibited the symptoms of a ..."

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