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appendix

noun ap·pen·dix \ə-ˈpen-diks\

: a section of extra information added at the end of a book

: a small tube at the beginning of the large intestine that can be removed by surgery if it becomes infected

plural ap·pen·dix·es or ap·pen·di·ces\-də-ˌsēz\

Full Definition of APPENDIX

1
a :  appendage
b :  supplementary material usually attached at the end of a piece of writing
2
:  a bodily outgrowth or process; specifically :  vermiform appendix
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Examples of APPENDIX

  1. In your textbooks, turn to Appendix 3: Glossary of Terms.
  2. The book has several appendixes .

Origin of APPENDIX

Latin appendic-, appendix, from appendere
First Known Use: 1542

Other Anatomy Terms

bilateral symmetry, carotid, cartilage, dorsal, entrails, prehensile, renal, solar plexus, supine, thoracic, ventral
APPENDICES Defined for Kids

appendix

noun ap·pen·dix \ə-ˈpen-diks\
plural ap·pen·dix·es or ap·pen·di·ces \-də-ˌsēz\

Definition of APPENDIX for Kids

1
:  a part of a book giving added and helpful information (as notes or tables)
2
:  a small tubelike part growing out from the large intestine
Medical Dictionary

appendix

noun ap·pen·dix \ə-ˈpen-diks\
plural ap·pen·dix·es or ap·pen·di·ces \-də-ˌsēz\

Medical Definition of APPENDIX

:  a bodily outgrowth or process; specifically :  vermiform appendix

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