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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 with additional material, often bibliographical or statistical, attached at the end of a book, article, or other text.
synonyms:
addendum, supplement
similar words:
affix, annex, codicil, epilogue, postscript, suffix, tag, tailpiece
definition 2: a short closed tube of tissue that projects from the pouch at the beginning of the large intestine in the lower right-hand side of the abdomen; vermiform appendix.
synonyms:
vermiform appendix
definition 3: an appendage.
synonyms:
appendage, appurtenance, arm, attachment, branch, extension, limb
similar words:
accessory, addendum, addition, adjunct, annex, offshoot, supplement, tag, tail, wing
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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