Definitions for: Appendix


[n] a vestigial process that extends from the lower end of the cecum and that resembles a small pouch
[n] supplementary material that is collected and appended at the back of a book



Webster (1913) Definition: Ap*pen"dix, n.; pl. E. Appendixes, L. Appendices.
[L. appendix, -dicis, fr. appendere. See Append.]
1. Something appended or added; an appendage, adjunct, or
concomitant.

Normandy became an appendix to England. --Sir M.
Hale.

2. Any literary matter added to a book, but not necessarily
essential to its completeness, and thus distinguished from
supplement, which is intended to supply deficiencies and
correct inaccuracies.

Syn: See Supplement.


Ap*pen"dix, n.
The vermiform appendix.

Synonyms: cecal appendage, vermiform appendix, vermiform process

See Also: addendum, appendage, blind gut, caecum, cecum, codicil, outgrowth, postscript, process, shirttail, supplement




Famous Quotes Containing Appendix:


Idleness is an appendix to nobility.

-- Robert Burton (English Writer)

I am not religious. I do not believe that personhood is conferred upon conception. But I also do not believe that a human embryo is the moral equivalent of a hangnail and deserves no more respect than an appendix.

-- Charles Krauthammer (American Journalist)

It should be done with the same degree of alacrity and nonchalance that you would display in authorizing a highly intelligent trained bear to remove your appendix.

-- Daniel S. Greenberg ( -)


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