Definition of appendicular in English:


Syllabification: ap·pen·dic·u·lar
Pronunciation: /apənˈdikyələr


  • 1Relating to or denoting an appendage or appendages.
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    • 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 Of or relating to a limb or limbs: the appendicular skeleton
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    • 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.


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

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