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appendix

ap·pen·dix

appendix

pronunciation:
pen dihks
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part of speech: noun
inflections: appendices, appendixes
definition 1: a section at the end of a book or magazine article that gives more information.
similar words:
affix, postscript, suffix, tag
definition 2: a short, closed tube of tissue that grows out of the large intestine. The appendix is on the right side of the lower abdomen.
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The word appendix contains the following parts:
ap- Latin prefix that means to, toward
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The prefix ap- occurs in Latin loanwords. It is an assimilated form of ad- used before roots beginning with "p." See ad-.
pend, pens Latin root that means hang; weigh; spend