appendicular

[ap-uh n-dik-yuh-ler]

Origin of appendicular

1645–55; < Latin appendicul(a) appendicle + -ar1
Related formsnon·ap·pen·dic·u·lar, adjectivepost·ap·pen·dic·u·lar, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for appendicular

appendicular

adjective
  1. relating to an appendage or appendicle
  2. anatomy of or relating to the vermiform appendix
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Word Origin and History for appendicular
adj.

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

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appendicular in Medicine

appendicular

[ăp′ən-dĭkyə-lər]
adj.
  1. Relating to an appendix.
  2. Relating to the limbs.
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