excursus

noun
ex·cur·sus | \ik-ˈskər-səs \
plural excursuses also excursus\ik-ˈskər-səs, -ˌsüs \

Definition of excursus 

: an appendix or digression that contains further exposition of some point or topic

Examples of excursus in a Sentence

this biography of Eleanor of Aquitaine contains an interesting excursus on the status of women in the Middle Ages

First Known Use of excursus

1803, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for excursus

Latin, digression, from excurrere

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