appendicular

[ap-uh n-dik-yuh-ler]
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adjective

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

Nearby words

  1. appendicle,
  2. appendico-,
  3. appendicolithiasis,
  4. appendicolysis,
  5. appendicostomy,
  6. appendicular artery,
  7. appendicular muscle,
  8. appendicular skeleton,
  9. appendicular vein,
  10. appendiculate

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

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

appendicular

adj.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for appendicular

appendicular

[ăp′ən-dĭkyə-lər]

adj.

Relating to an appendix.
Relating to the limbs.

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