noun ap·pend·age \ə-ˈpen-dij\

medical : a body part (such as an arm or a leg) connected to the main part of the body

: something connected or joined to a larger or more important thing

Full Definition of APPENDAGE

:  an adjunct to something larger or more important :  appurtenance
:  a usually projecting part of an animal or plant body that is typically smaller and of less functional importance than the main part to which it is attached; especially :  a limb or analogous part (as a seta)
[appendant] :  a dependent or subordinate person

Examples of APPENDAGE

  1. The court system acts as an appendage to the government.
  2. an appendage of a larger political party

First Known Use of APPENDAGE


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APPENDAGE Defined for Kids


noun ap·pend·age \ə-ˈpen-dij\

Definition of APPENDAGE for Kids

:  something (as a leg) attached to a larger or more important thing
Medical Dictionary


noun ap·pend·age \ə-ˈpen-dij\

Medical Definition of APPENDAGE

:  a subordinate or derivative body part; especially :  a limb or analogous part (as a seta)


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