- supplementary material at the end of a book, article, document, or other text, usually of an explanatory, statistical, or bibliographic nature.
- an appendage.
- a process or projection.
- vermiform appendix.
- Aeronautics. the short tube at the bottom of a balloon bag, by which the intake and release of buoyant gas is controlled.
Origin of appendix
Related Wordspostscript, addendum, index, codicil, addition, notes, excursus, adjunct, sample, supplement, appendage, table, appurtenance, rider, attachment, verification
Examples from the Web for appendices
Brewster includes two letters in the appendices that will bring a tear to your eyes.This Week's Hot Reads: April 15, 2012
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He has not taught Bill Belichick there are other ways to laugh besides thinking you have burst your appendices.OK, OK, So Jeremy Lin of the New York Knicks Is on Fire
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Filaments of equal length with the petals, with 1–2 appendices at the base.The Medicinal Plants of the Philippines
T. H. Pardo de Tavera
The duties of the pastorate and of the magistracy were stated in appendices.A History of the Reformation (Vol. 2 of 2)
Thomas M. Lindsay
All the other papers are new, and three Appendices on points of detail are added.Magic and Religion
There are three additions or appendices to the Book of Judges.A Brief Bible History
James Oscar Boyd
I give the following explanation concerning these appendices.The Mafulu
Robert W. Williamson
- a body of separate additional material at the end of a book, magazine, etc, esp one that is documentary or explanatory
- any part that is dependent or supplementary in nature or function; appendage
- anatomy See vermiform appendix
Word Origin and History for appendices
proper Latin plural of appendix.
1540s, "subjoined addition to a document or book," from Latin appendix "an addition, continuation, something attached," from appendere (see append). Used for "small outgrowth of an internal organ" from 1610s, especially in reference to the vermiform appendix. This sense perhaps from or influenced by French appendix, where the term was in use from 1540s.
- A supplementary or an accessory part of an organ or a structure of the body.
- The vermiform appendix.
- A tubular projection attached to the cecum of the large intestine and located on the lower right side of the abdomen. Also called vermiform appendix
A small saclike organ located at the upper end of the large intestine. The appendix has no known function in present-day humans, but it may have played a role in the digestive system in humans of earlier times. The appendix is also called the vermiform appendix because of its wormlike (“vermiform”) shape.