appendicular

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj appendicular relating to or consisting of an appendage or appendages; especially the limbs "the appendicular skeleton"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Appendicular Relating to an appendicle; appendiculate.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • appendicular Having the character of an appendicle; appendiculate: specifically, in anatomy, opposed to axial: thus, the whole skeleton of a vertebrate is divided into the axial and the appendicular skeletons, the latter being that of the limbs or appendages.
    • appendicular Relating to an appendicle, specifically to the appendix vermiformis: as, appendicular colic.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Appendicular of the nature of or belonging to an appendix
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. ad, to, pendĕre, to hang.

Usage


In science:

Seeley: the skull, axial and appendicular elements are all figured in multiple views.
Aspects of the history, anatomy, taxonomy and palaeobiology of sauropod dinosaurs
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