Simple Definition of appendage
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
1 : an adjunct to something larger or more important : appurtenance
2 : 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)
3 [appendant] : a dependent or subordinate person
Examples of appendage
The court system acts as an appendage to the government.
an appendage of a larger political party
First Known Use of appendage
APPENDAGE Defined for Kids
Definition of appendage
: something (as a leg) attached to a larger or more important thing
Medical Definition of appendage
: a subordinate or derivative body part; especially : a limb or analogous part (as a seta)
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