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appendix

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noun ap·pen·dix \ə-ˈpen-diks\

Simple Definition of appendix

  • : 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

Full Definition of appendix

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

  1. 1 a :  appendage b :  supplementary material usually attached at the end of a piece of writing

  2. 2 :  a bodily outgrowth or process; specifically :  vermiform appendix

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


Medical Dictionary

appendix

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noun ap·pen·dix \ə-ˈpen-diks\

Medical Definition of appendix

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

  1. :  a bodily outgrowth or process; specifically :  vermiform appendix





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