Definition of appendage in English:


Line breaks: ap¦pend|age
Pronunciation: /əˈpɛndɪdʒ


  • 2 Biology A projecting part of an invertebrate or other living organism, with a distinct appearance or function: a pair of feathery appendages through which oxygen is absorbed
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    • These differences in number of segments and function of appendages are used to distinguish between crustacean groups.
    • The feather is a skin appendage, like hair, that grows as a unique hollow tube from a follicle by the controlled proliferation of cells in a ring.
    • The second pair of appendages, the pedipalps, resemble walking legs.
    protuberance, projection, extremity, limb, organ; tail, tailpiece, arm, leg
    technical process
    archaic member

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