[ ak-suh-sawr-ee-uhs, -sohr- ]
/ ˌæk səˈsɔr i əs, -ˈsoʊr- /
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noun, plural ac·ces·so·ri·i [ak-suh-sawr-ee-ahy, -sohr-]. /ˌæk səˈsɔr iˌaɪ, -ˈsoʊr-/.
Anatomy. any muscle, nerve, gland, etc., that reinforces the action of another.
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Origin of accessorius
<New Latin, Medieval Latin: accessory
Words nearby accessorius
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British Dictionary definitions for accessorius
/ (ˌæksɛsˈɔːrɪəs) /
anatomy a muscle or nerve that has an augmenting action
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