Definition of appendicular in English:

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appendicular

Pronunciation: /ˌapənˈdikyələr/

adjective

technical
1Relating to or denoting an appendage or appendages.
Example sentences
  • The axial elements were the least variable, the most proximal appendicular elements were in the middle range, and the more distal appendicular elements were the most variable.
  • The appendicular elements are robustly constructed.
1.1 Anatomy Relating to a limb or limbs: the appendicular skeleton
More example sentences
  • The somatic layer of the lateral plate gives rise to the appendicular skeleton and the connective tissue of the limbs and body wall.
  • The limbs and appendicular musculature of tetrapods are a further elaboration of the non-axial musculature.
  • Scutes over the limbs are termed appendicular scutes, and scutes forming the ventral portion of the carapace are referred to as ventral scutes.

Origin

Mid 17th century: from Latin appendicula 'small appendage', diminutive of appendix, + -ar1.

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Syllabification: ap·pen·dic·u·lar

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