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ap·pend·age

 (ə-pĕn′dĭj)
n.
1. Something added or attached to an entity of greater importance or size; an adjunct. See Synonyms at attachment.
2. Biology A part or organ, such as an arm, leg, tail, or fin, that is joined to the axis or trunk of a body.

appendage

(əˈpɛndɪdʒ)
n
1. an ancillary or secondary part attached to a main part; adjunct
2. (Zoology) zoology any organ that projects from the trunk of animals such as arthropods
3. (Botany) botany any subsidiary part of a plant, such as a branch or leaf

ap•pend•age

(əˈpɛn dɪdʒ)

n.
1. a limb or other subsidiary part that diverges from the central or principal structure.
2. a person in a subordinate or dependent position.
3. an adjunct to something greater: wit as a natural appendage to wisdom.
[1640–50]
ap•pend′aged, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.appendage - an external body part that projects from the bodyappendage - an external body part that projects from the body; "it is important to keep the extremities warm"
chelicera - either of the first pair of fang-like appendages near the mouth of an arachnid; often modified for grasping and piercing
mouthpart - any part of the mouth of an insect or other arthropod especially one adapted to a specific way of feeding
fang - an appendage of insects that is capable of injecting venom; usually evolved from the legs
chela, nipper, pincer, claw - a grasping structure on the limb of a crustacean or other arthropods
parapodium - one of a pair of fleshy appendages of a polychete annelid that functions in locomotion and breathing
fin - organ of locomotion and balance in fishes and some other aquatic animals
pleopod, swimmeret - one of the paired abdominal appendages of certain aquatic crustaceans that function primarily for carrying the eggs in females and are usually adapted for swimming
external body part - any body part visible externally
limb - one of the jointed appendages of an animal used for locomotion or grasping: arm; leg; wing; flipper
dactyl, digit - a finger or toe in human beings or corresponding body part in other vertebrates
2.appendage - a natural prolongation or projection from a part of an organism either animal or plantappendage - a natural prolongation or projection from a part of an organism either animal or plant; "a bony process"
horn - one of the bony outgrowths on the heads of certain ungulates
horn - any hard protuberance from the head of an organism that is similar to or suggestive of a horn
crest - a showy growth of e.g. feathers or skin on the head of a bird or other animal
pseudopod, pseudopodium - temporary outgrowth used by some microorganisms as an organ of feeding or locomotion
flagellum - a lash-like appendage used for locomotion (e.g., in sperm cells and some bacteria and protozoa)
hair - a filamentous projection or process on an organism
cirrus - a slender flexible animal appendage as on barnacles or crinoids or many insects; often tactile
spine - a sharp rigid animal process or appendage; as a porcupine quill or a ridge on a bone or a ray of a fish fin
aculea - small spiny outgrowth on the wings of certain insects
style - a slender bristlelike or tubular process; "a cartilaginous style"
villus - a minute hairlike projection on mucous membrane
tail - the posterior part of the body of a vertebrate especially when elongated and extending beyond the trunk or main part of the body
fetlock - projection behind and above a horse's hoof
tentacle - any of various elongated tactile or prehensile flexible organs that occur on the head or near the mouth in many animals; used for feeling or grasping or locomotion
arista - bristlelike process near the tip of the antenna of certain flies
body part - any part of an organism such as an organ or extremity
acromial process, acromion - the outermost point of the spine of the shoulder blade
ala - a flat wing-shaped process or winglike part of an organism; "the alae of the nose"; "the alae of a maple seed"; "the flat petals of a pea blossom are alae"
alveolar arch - the part of the upper or lower jawbones in which the teeth are set
alveolar process, alveolar ridge, gum ridge - a ridge that forms the borders of the upper and lower jaws and contains the sockets of the teeth
acrosome - a process at the anterior end of a sperm cell that produces enzymes to facilitate penetration of the egg
caruncle, caruncula - an outgrowth on a plant or animal such as a fowl's wattle or a protuberance near the hilum of certain seeds
condyle - a round bump on a bone where it forms a joint with another bone
coronoid process, processus coronoideus - a sharp triangular process projecting from a bone
epicondyle - a projection on a bone above a condyle serving for the attachment of muscles and ligaments
fimbria - thin projections forming a fringe (especially around the ovarian end of the Fallopian tube)
apophysis - (anatomy) a natural outgrowth or projection on an organ or body part such as the process of a vertebra
spicule, spiculum - small pointed structure serving as a skeletal element in various marine and freshwater invertebrates e.g. sponges and corals
osteophyte - small abnormal bony outgrowth
papilla - a small projection of tissue at the base of a hair or tooth or feather
papilla - a small nipple-shaped protuberance concerned with taste, touch, or smell; "the papillae of the tongue"
cecal appendage, vermiform appendix, vermiform process, appendix - a vestigial process that extends from the lower end of the cecum and that resembles a small pouch
mastoid, mastoid bone, mastoid process, mastoidal - process of the temporal bone behind the ear at the base of the skull
styloid process - extends from the base of the temporal bone
pterygoid process - two bony processes descending from the body of the sphenoid bone
tuberosity, eminence, tubercle - a protuberance on a bone especially for attachment of a muscle or ligament
zygomatic process - a slender process of the temporal bone that strengthens the zygomatic arch
trochanter - one of the bony prominences developed near the upper extremity of the femur to which muscles are attached
transverse process - one of two processes that extend from each vertebra and provide the point of articulation for the ribs
odontoid process - a toothlike process at the back of 2nd vertebra of the neck
metaphysis - the growing part of a long bone between the diaphysis and the epiphysis
olecranon, olecranon process - process of the ulna that forms the outer bump of the elbow and fits into the fossa of the humerus when the arm is extended
ridge - any long raised border or margin of a bone or tooth or membrane
excrescence - (pathology) an abnormal outgrowth or enlargement of some part of the body
papilla - (botany) a tiny outgrowth on the surface of a petal or leaf
plant process, enation - a natural projection or outgrowth from a plant body or organ
3.appendage - a part that is joined to something larger
appendicle - a small appendage
handhold - an appendage to hold onto
handgrip, handle, grip, hold - the appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it; "he grabbed the hammer by the handle"; "it was an old briefcase but it still had a good grip"
part, portion - something less than the whole of a human artifact; "the rear part of the house"; "glue the two parts together"
tailpiece - appendage added to extend the length of something

appendage

noun attachment, addition, supplement, accessory, appendix, auxiliary, affix, ancillary, adjunct, annexe, addendum, appurtenance Upon marriage she became an appendage of her husband.

appendage

noun
A subordinate element added to another entity:
Translations

appendage

[əˈpendɪdʒ] N
1. (frm) (= adjunct) → apéndice m
2. (fig) → pegote m

appendage

[əˈpɛndɪdʒ] nappendice m

appendage

n (= limb)Gliedmaße f; (fig)Anhängsel nt

appendage

[əˈpɛndɪdʒ] n (frm) (adjunct) → appendice f (Bot, Zool) → peduncolo

ap·pend·age

n. apéndice; dependencia; accesorio.
References in classic literature ?
And since the nose is the central and most conspicuous of the features; and since it perhaps most modifies and finally controls their combined expression; hence it would seem that its entire absence, as an external appendage, must very largely affect the countenance of the whale.
The Crito may also be regarded as a sort of appendage to the Apology, in which Socrates, who has defied the judges, is nevertheless represented as scrupulously obedient to the laws.
He becomes an appendage of the machine, and it is only the most simple, most monotonous, and most easily acquired knack, that is required of him.
A lank tentacular appendage gripped the edge of the cylinder, another swayed in the air.
Half an hour, perhaps, was spent in combing and powdering this reverend appendage to a clerical skull.
If the ladies will excuse me, I will say that I never yet saw a woman in America, in a sufficiently high dress to justify such an appendage as that which Monson has just mentioned.
The American temperament is represented (putting myself aside, and I often think that my temperament is not at all American) by a young girl and her mother, and another young girl without her mother--without her mother or any attendant or appendage whatever.
The comparative absence of any horse he appeared to regard as irrelevant, as if it were a mere appendage easily supplied.
The truth is, we each of us have an inborn conviction that the whole world, with everybody and everything in it, was created as a sort of necessary appendage to ourselves.
The wind buried itself in the lower cavities of the balloon and shook the appendage by which the dilating-pipes entered the main apparatus.
With the exception of its gigantic tail, it has no weapon of defense; but with this appendage it can lash so terrific a blow as to lay low even a giant cave-bear, stunned and broken.
This case presents no difficulty on my view, for a hooked seed might be transported to an island by some other means; and the plant then becoming slightly modified, but still retaining its hooked seeds, would form an endemic species, having as useless an appendage as any rudimentary organ,--for instance, as the shrivelled wings under the soldered elytra of many insular beetles.