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Meaning of APPENDAGE

Pronunciation:  u'pendij

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a part that is joined to something larger
  2. [n]  a natural prolongation or projection from a part of an organism either animal or plant; "a bony process"
  3. [n]  an external body part that projects from the body; "it is important to keep the extremities warm"

APPENDAGE is a 9 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: extremity, member, outgrowth, process
 See Also: acromion, acrosome, aculea, ala, alveolar arch, alveolar process, alveolar ridge, apophysis, appendicle, appendix, arista, body part, caruncle, caruncula, cecal appendage, chela, chelicera, cirrus, claw, condyle, coronoid process, crest, dactyl, digit, eminence, enation, epicondyle, excrescence, external body part, fetlock, fimbria, fin, flagellum, grip, gum ridge, hair, handgrip, handhold, handle, hold, horn, limb, mastoid, mastoid process, mastoidal, metaphysis, mouthpart, nipper, odontoid process, olecranon, olecranon process, osteophyte, papilla, parapodium, part, pedal extremity, pincer, plant process, pleopod, portion, processus coronoideus, pseudopod, pseudopodium, pterygoid process, ridge, spicule, spiculum, spine, style, styloid process, swimmeret, tail, tailpiece, tentacle, transverse process, trochanter, tubercle, tuberosity, vermiform appendix, vermiform process, vertebrate foot, villus, zygomatic process



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ap*pend"age\, n.
1. Something appended to, or accompanying, a principal or
   greater thing, though not necessary to it, as a portico to
   a house.

         Modesty is the appendage of sobriety. --Jer. Taylor.

2. (Biol.) A subordinate or subsidiary part or organ; an
   external organ or limb, esp. of the articulates.

         Antenn[ae] and other appendages used for feeling.

Syn: Addition; adjunct; concomitant.

Biology Dictionary
 Definition: A structure arising from the surface or extending beyond the tip of another structure.
Thesaurus Terms
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