Definition of appendicular in English:


Line breaks: ap¦pen|dicu¦lar
Pronunciation: /ˌap(ə)nˈdɪkjʊlə


  • 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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