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APPENDIX (appendices)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does appendix mean? 

APPENDIX (noun)
  The noun APPENDIX has 2 senses:

1. supplementary material that is collected and appended at the back of a book
2. a vestigial process that extends from the lower end of the cecum and that resembles a small pouch

  Familiarity information: APPENDIX used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


APPENDIX (noun)


Sense 1appendix [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Supplementary material that is collected and appended at the back of a book

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("appendix" is a kind of...):

addendum; postscript; supplement (textual matter that is added onto a publication; usually at the end)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "appendix"):

shirttail (a brief addendum at the end of a newspaper article)

codicil (a supplement to a will; a testamentary instrument intended to alter an already executed will)


Sense 2appendix [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A vestigial process that extends from the lower end of the cecum and that resembles a small pouch

Classified under:

Nouns denoting body parts

Synonyms:

cecal appendage; vermiform appendix; vermiform process; appendix

Hypernyms ("appendix" is a kind of...):

appendage; outgrowth; process (a natural prolongation or projection from a part of an organism either animal or plant)

Holonyms ("appendix" is a part of...):

blind gut; caecum; cecum (the cavity in which the large intestine begins and into which the ileum opens)


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