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appendage

[uh-pen-dij] /əˈpɛn dɪdʒ/
noun
1.
a subordinate part attached to something; an auxiliary part; addition.
2.
Anatomy, Zoology. any member of the body diverging from the axial trunk.
3.
Botany, Mycology. any subsidiary part superadded to another part.
4.
a person in a subordinate or dependent position, especially a servile or parasitic follower.
Origin
1640-1650
1640-50; append + -age
Related forms
appendaged, adjective
unappendaged, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for unappendaged

appendage

/əˈpɛndɪdʒ/
noun
1.
an ancillary or secondary part attached to a main part; adjunct
2.
(zoology) any organ that projects from the trunk of animals such as arthropods
3.
(botany) any subsidiary part of a plant, such as a branch or leaf
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Word Origin and History for unappendaged

appendage

n.

1640s, from append + -age.

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unappendaged in Medicine

appendage ap·pend·age (ə-pěn'dĭj)
n.
A part or organ attached to a main structure and subordinate in function or size.

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