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

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

Other Anatomy Terms

bilateral symmetry, carotid, cartilage, dorsal, entrails, prehensile, renal, solar plexus, supine, thoracic, ventral


noun ap·pen·dix \ə-ˈpen-diks\   (Medical Dictionary)
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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