- 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
Examples from the Web for appendix
That appendix is taken more seriously because it is between the covers of a holy book.The U.S. Military Should Hand Out Qurans in Afghanistan as a Good-Will Gesture
March 1, 2012
Comes with the funniest footnotes and appendix (no kidding) ever written.This Week’s Hot Reads: Feb. 15, 2012
Lizzie Crocker, Malcolm Jones
February 18, 2012
The procedure is now the most common surgery performed in the U.S.—more common than getting your tonsils or appendix removed.The C-Section Backlash
October 17, 2009
Did she skip over the ten full pages of source notes in the Appendix?Norman Mailer vs. Everyone
February 27, 2009
There are some lines too of Lloyd's and Lamb's in this Appendix.The Complete Poetical Works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Whilst we wait in this Olympus of gods, we think of nature as an appendix to the soul.Nature
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Recipes in the main text are identified by number, those in the Appendix by page.Desserts and Salads
The result of his observations I shall also insert in the Appendix.Experiments and Observations on Different Kinds of Air
It is added to the appendix of this new edition of her book.Hetty's Strange History
- 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 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.