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
Normandy became an appendix to England. --Sir M.
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
Syn: See Supplement.
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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