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appendage

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noun ap·pend·age \ə-ˈpen-dij\

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of appendage

  1. 1 :  an adjunct to something larger or more important :  appurtenance

  2. 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. 3 [appendant] :  a dependent or subordinate person

Examples of appendage in a sentence

  1. The court system acts as an appendage to the government.

  2. an appendage of a larger political party



1647

First Known Use of appendage

1647


APPENDAGE Defined for Kids

appendage

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noun ap·pend·age \ə-ˈpen-dij\

Definition of appendage for Students

  1. :  something (as a leg) attached to a larger or more important thing




Medical Dictionary

appendage

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noun ap·pend·age \ə-ˈpen-dij\

Medical Definition of appendage

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





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