Definition of appendicular in English:

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appendicular

Pronunciation: /ˌap(ə)nˈdɪkjʊlə/

adjective

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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