noun, plural ap·pen·dix·es, ap·pen·di·ces [uh-pen-duh-seez] /əˈpɛn dəˌsiz/.
- a process or projection.
- vermiform appendix.
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Origin of appendix
synonym study for appendix
usage note for appendix
Words nearby appendix
British Dictionary definitions for appendix's
noun plural -dices (-dɪˌsiːz) or -dixes
Word Origin for appendix
Medical definitions for appendix's
n. pl. ap•pen•dix•es
Scientific definitions for appendix's
Plural appendixes appendices (ə-pĕn′-dĭ-sēz′)
Cultural definitions for appendix's
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.