Definition of appendage in English:

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appendage

Pronunciation: /əˈpendij/

noun

1(Often with negative or pejorative connotations) a thing that is added or attached to something larger or more important: they treat Scotland as a mere appendage of England
More example sentences
  • They had begun to consider the Government of the United States as a mere appendage to their own affairs.
  • The claim of self-sufficiency cannot be contingent upon an appendage to another human being considered superior.
  • Instead, she presented herself as an appendage to her husband and talked about her role as consort.
Synonyms
1.1 Biology A projecting part of an invertebrate or other living organism, with a distinct appearance or function: many species have specialized clutching appendages
More example sentences
  • 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.
Synonyms
protuberance, projection
technical process

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Syllabification: ap·pend·age

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