Definitions for: Appendage

[n] a part that is joined to something larger
[n] a natural prolongation or projection from a part of an organism either animal or plant; "a bony process"
[n] an external body part that projects from the body; "it is important to keep the extremities warm"

Webster (1913) Definition: Ap*pend"age, n.
1. Something appended to, or accompanying, a principal or
greater thing, though not necessary to it, as a portico to
a house.

Modesty is the appendage of sobriety. --Jer. Taylor.

2. (Biol.) A subordinate or subsidiary part or organ; an
external organ or limb, esp. of the articulates.

Antenn[ae] and other appendages used for feeling.

Syn: Addition; adjunct; concomitant.

Synonyms: extremity, member, outgrowth, process

See Also: acromion, acrosome, aculea, ala, alveolar arch, alveolar process, alveolar ridge, apophysis, appendicle, appendix, arista, body part, caruncle, caruncula, cecal appendage, chela, chelicera, cirrus, claw, condyle, coronoid process, crest, dactyl, digit, eminence, enation, epicondyle, excrescence, external body part, fetlock, fimbria, fin, flagellum, grip, gum ridge, hair, handgrip, handhold, handle, hold, horn, limb, mastoid, mastoid process, mastoidal, metaphysis, mouthpart, nipper, odontoid process, olecranon, olecranon process, osteophyte, papilla, parapodium, part, pedal extremity, pincer, plant process, pleopod, portion, processus coronoideus, pseudopod, pseudopodium, pterygoid process, ridge, spicule, spiculum, spine, style, styloid process, swimmeret, tail, tailpiece, tentacle, transverse process, trochanter, tubercle, tuberosity, vermiform appendix, vermiform process, vertebrate foot, villus, zygomatic process

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