noun, plural ap·pen·dix·es, ap·pen·di·ces [uh-pen-duh-seez] /əˈpɛn dəˌsiz/.
- a process or projection.
- vermiform appendix.
- appendicular artery,
- appendicular muscle,
- appendicular skeleton,
- appendicular vein,
- appenzell ausser rhoden,
- appenzell inner rhoden,
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|Richard Miniter|March 1, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Comes with the funniest footnotes and appendix (no kidding) ever written.
The procedure is now the most common surgery performed in the U.S.—more common than getting your tonsils or appendix removed.
Did she skip over the ten full pages of source notes in the Appendix?
The matter of interest new to us in this English book is in notes and appendix.Life Without and Life Within|Margaret Fuller
Of the discovery made at Delphi, after most of this book was in type, I hope to say something in the Appendix.The Modes of Ancient Greek Music|David Binning Monro
In the appendix of the last volume are found, in the order named, the following aids to the study of Dio.Dio's Rome, Volume 1 (of 6)|Cassius Dio
To the Constitution, the Platt Amendment is attached as an appendix, by treaty arrangement.Cuba, Old and New|Albert Gardner Robinson
In the Appendix I subjoin a table drawn up by Mr. Clay, showing in detail the saving produced by sanitary measures.The Claims of Labour|Arthur Helps
noun plural -dices (-dɪˌsiːz) or -dixes
Word Origin 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.
n. pl. ap•pen•dix•es
Plural appendixes appendices (ə-pĕn′-dĭ-sēz′)
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.