[ap-uh n-dik-yuh-ler]


of or relating to an appendage or limb.
Anatomy. appendiceal.

Origin of appendicular

1645–55; < Latin appendicul(a) appendicle + -ar1
Related formsnon·ap·pen·dic·u·lar, adjectivepost·ap·pen·dic·u·lar, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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relating to an appendage or appendicle
anatomy of or relating to the vermiform appendix
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Word Origin and History for appendicular

1650s, from Latin appendicula, diminutive of appendix + -ar.

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appendicular in Medicine




Relating to an appendix.
Relating to the limbs.
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