• 3. Caudal appendage of larva of Agrion
    3. Caudal appendage of larva of Agrion
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n appendage a part that is joined to something larger
    • n appendage a natural prolongation or projection from a part of an organism either animal or plant "a bony process"
    • n appendage an external body part that projects from the body "it is important to keep the extremities warm"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Appendage (Biol) A subordinate or subsidiary part or organ; an external organ or limb, esp. of the articulates. "Antennæ and other appendages used for feeling."
    • Appendage Something appended to, or accompanying, a principal or greater thing, though not necessary to it, as a portico to a house. "Modesty is the appendage of sobriety."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n appendage That which is appended to something as a proper part of it; a subordinate attached part of anything. Specifically— In anatomy and zoology, any limb, member, or peripheral part of the body diverging from the axial trunk; an appended or appendicular part. See cut under Appendicularia.
    • n appendage Something added to a principal or greater thing, though not necessary to it, as a portico to a house.
    • n appendage Synonyms Adjunct, attachment, appurtenance, addition, concomitant.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Appendage something appended
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. ad, to, pendĕre, to hang.


In literature:

It had a beak all right, and a few feathery appendages, but the beak wasn't really a beak.
"A Martian Odyssey" by Stanley Grauman Weinbaum
They are incidental appendages, of which, indeed, one has its seat in another city.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 107, September, 1866" by Various
It was a neglected, unvalued thing; an odious appendage, a mistake never rectified.
"Greener Than You Think" by Ward Moore
Above this was worn a coil of many rings of large brass wire; and all of them seemed to be provided with this appendage.
"Four Young Explorers" by Oliver Optic
The three many jointed anal stylets may, however, be directly compared with the similar appendages of Perla and Ephemera.
"Our Common Insects" by Alpheus Spring Packard
The subclavian artery is occasionally complicated by the presence of these costal appendages.
"Surgical Anatomy" by Joseph Maclise
In the Primates the evolution of intellect and the evolution of tactual appendages go hand in hand.
"Fragments of science, V. 1-2" by John Tyndall
The fringed blue gentian, too, has very troublesome appendages.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol. 2 No 4, October, 1862" by Various
The ornamental appendages of the male are represented in a partly inflated condition.
"Darwin, and After Darwin (Vol. 1 and 3, of 3)" by George John Romanes
From a social point of view, the working-class is just as much an appendage of capital as the ordinary instruments of labour.
"The World's Greatest Books--Volume 14--Philosophy and Economics" by Various

In news:

After the rains hit a few weeks ago, enough moisture settled in to trigger the development and "ripening" of some really freaky looking appendages.
How do the earwig 's pincerlike appendages help it.
The appendage resembles an elephant's trunk, and with it, the seals make very loud roaring noises, especially during mating season.
Yet constructing the faceted appendage posed a formidable challenge for builders.
The peacock mantis shrimp can smash its prey's shell with its small but strong front appendages.
Comedy With Romantic Appendage Directed by: Roger Michell ( Venus ) Starring: Rachel McAdams, Harrison Ford, Diane Keaton, Patrick Wilson, Jeff Goldblum.
It looked like a urologically-correct appendage, right down to what we believe is called the dorsal vein.
The Fox Performing Arts Center and its new, ill-fitting appendage — an entertainment plaza.
A Livermore man is without one of his feet after driving recklessly around a parking lot, sticking the appendage out his car door, then severing it off on a cinder block, police said.
As their name implies, snouts have a long nose-like appendage which is actually formed of mouthparts.
"I just saw that there's another appendage there where I have a connection," he says.
And while only the turbocharged tin-tops get a spoiler, all convertibles get their chromed beltlines extended with this racy appendage.
) glass from toppling over and snapping-off its own appendage.
My first impression of Tim was that despite his mechanical appendages he looked every bit the part of a fighting military officer.
Industrial designers have long followed two approaches when constructing floor and desk lamps : either put a swivel at the top of a pole, or affix a branchlike appendage.

In science:

These hair-like appendages of many cells are used for swimming and self-propulsion by sperm and some small organisms or to stir fluids surrounding a cell or cell layer.
Mechanical oscillations at the cellular scale
Since the fibers extended beyond the tungsten plates on both sides, an epoxy-fiber solid appendage was formed, which could then be machined easily to a smooth and polished surface, see Fig. 2c.
A Tungsten / Scintillating Fiber Electromagnetic Calorimeter Prototype for a High-Rate Muon g-2 Experiment
Introduction – Organisms [1, 2] and robots [3–5] that inhabit the terrestrial world must run, crawl, and jump over a diversity of substrates and do so by effective deformations of appendages and bodies.
Lift-off dynamics in a simple jumping robot
It is interesting to note that some (Tully, Fairall) saw our Local Supercluster as an appendage of the Great Attractor/Centaurus region, while one very significant person (Huchra) did not.
Nearby Large-Scale Structures and the Zone of Avoidance: A Conference Summary and Assessment
As a consequence of the first revolution, Formula 1 designers are able to generate an aerodynamic force which is directed downwards (‘downforce’) by attaching appendages to the car which are, in effect, inverted versions of the wing profiles on aircraft.
Explanation and discovery in aerodynamics