Appendix meaning

ə-pĕn'dĭks
Appendix is defined as the section at the end of a book that gives additional information on the topic explored in the contents of the text.

An example of an appendix is pages at the end of a book containing other informational texts about the topic.

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Additional or supplementary material at the end of a book or other writing.
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A supplementary or accessory part of a bodily organ or structure.
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The definition of an appendix is part of the colorectal anatomy of a human that supports the immune system.

An example of the appendix is the part of the body that is responsible for directing lymphocytes to areas which need help fighting infection.

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Specifically, a text added to the end of a book or an article, containing information that is important to but is not the main idea of the main text.
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A tubular projection attached to the cecum of the large intestine and located on the lower right side of the abdomen.
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The vermiform appendix.
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Any of several supplementary or accessory parts of a bodily organ or structure, especially the vermiform appendix of the large intestine.
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(anatomy) The vermiform appendix, an inner organ without known use that can become inflamed.
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An outgrowth of an organ; esp., the vermiform appendix.
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Origin of appendix

  • Latin from appendere to hang upon append
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Latin appendix.
    From Wiktionary