appendicular

adjective
ap·​pen·​dic·​u·​lar | \ ˌa-pən-ˈdi-kyə-lər How to pronounce appendicular (audio) \

Definition of appendicular

: of or relating to an appendage and especially a limb the appendicular skeleton

Examples of appendicular in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Parts of the appendicular skeleton of hippos are osteosclerotic, meaning that their bones are extraordinarily dense due to the replacement of porous bone with more compact bone. Brian Switek, WIRED, 13 July 2009

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'appendicular.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of appendicular

1651, in the meaning defined above

Learn More About appendicular

Time Traveler for appendicular

Time Traveler

The first known use of appendicular was in 1651

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near appendicular

appendico-

appendicular

Appendicularia

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for appendicular

Cite this Entry

“Appendicular.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/appendicular. Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More Definitions for appendicular

appendicular

adjective
ap·​pen·​dic·​u·​lar | \ ˌap-ən-ˈdik-yə-lər How to pronounce appendicular (audio) \

Medical Definition of appendicular

: of or relating to an appendage:
a : of or relating to a limb or limbs the appendicular skeleton

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Odd Habits and Quirks

  • image1926873504
  • Which of the following best describes an easily irritated person?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!