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appendage

ap·pend·age

appendage

pronunciation:
pen dj
part of speech: noun
definition 1: something attached to a larger or more significant thing.
Some people view the chorus as a mere appendage to the symphony itself.
synonyms:
appendix, attachment, branch, extension
similar words:
addition, adjunct, appurtenance, arm, limb, offshoot, supplement, tag, tail
definition 2: a limb or other body part attached to the main trunk of the body.
Sea spiders, in addition to their legs, have an additional appendage used for gathering nourishment from soft-bodied sea animals.
 
synonyms:
arm, leg, limb, member, tail
similar words:
projection, tentacle, wing
definition 3: one in a dependent or subordinate position.
As the husband of the queen, the press tended to treat him as an appendage.
synonyms:
dependent, subordinate, underling, vassal
similar words:
menial, parasite, satellite, servant, servitor, slave, sponge
derivation: appendaged (adj.)