[ ap-uhn-dik-yuh-ler ]

  1. of or relating to an appendage or limb.

  2. Anatomy. appendiceal.

Origin of appendicular

1645–55; <Latin appendicul(a) appendicle + -ar1

Other words from appendicular

  • non·ap·pen·dic·u·lar, adjective
  • post·ap·pen·dic·u·lar, adjective

Words Nearby appendicular Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use appendicular in a sentence

  • In every case (except in Chelonia) the parts of the appendicular skeleton lie external to the ribs.

    The Vertebrate Skeleton | Sidney H. Reynolds
  • Jaws are unknown, and arches for the support of the appendicular skeleton are rudimentary or absent.

    The Vertebrate Skeleton | Sidney H. Reynolds
  • The only bone developed in connection with the appendicular skeleton, which has no cartilaginous predecessor, is the clavicle.

    The Vertebrate Skeleton | Sidney H. Reynolds
  • Peripatus, where also the excretory organs, which are true segmental organs, are partly somatic and partly appendicular.

    The Origin of Vertebrates | Walter Holbrook Gaskell
  • The distal two thirds of the appendicular mesentery are free.

British Dictionary definitions for appendicular


/ (ˌæpənˈdɪkjʊlə) /

  1. relating to an appendage or appendicle

  2. anatomy of or relating to the vermiform appendix

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