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Meaning of APPENDIX

Pronunciation:  u'pendiks

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

APPENDIX is a 8 letter word that starts with A.


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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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
       correct inaccuracies.
    Syn: See {Supplement}.
  2. \Ap*pen"dix\, n.
    The vermiform appendix.
Medical Dictionary
 Definition: Vestigial tubular pouch of cecum.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: The vermiform appendix (as opposed to other types of appendices) is an attachment of 8 to 13 cm, rich in lymphoid tissue, to the caecum.
Legal Dictionary
 Definition: Supplementary materials added to the end of a document.
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