Appendices



supplementary material at the end of a book, article, document, or other text, usually of an explanatory, statistical, or bibliographic nature.
Synonyms: addendum, adjunct, appurtenance; addition, supplement.
an .
Anatomy.

a process or projection.
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Aeronautics. the short tube at the bottom of a balloon bag, by which the intake and release of buoyant gas is controlled.
Contemporary Examples

He has not taught Bill Belichick there are other ways to laugh besides thinking you have burst your appendices.
OK, OK, So Jeremy Lin of the New York Knicks Is on Fire Buzz Bissinger February 16, 2012

Brewster includes two letters in the appendices that will bring a tear to your eyes.
This Week’s Hot Reads: April 15, 2012 Jimmy So April 15, 2012

Historical Examples

There are also other parts of learning which are appendices to history.
The Advancement of Learning Francis Bacon

Filaments of equal length with the petals, with 1–2 appendices at the base.
The Medicinal Plants of the Philippines T. H. Pardo de Tavera

The reader will note that in the appendices a considerable amount of interesting data has been collected.
King’s Cutters and Smugglers 1700-1855 E. Keble Chatterton

The duties of the pastorate and of the magistracy were stated in appendices.
A History of the Reformation (Vol. 2 of 2) Thomas M. Lindsay

There are appendices on the antiquity of fly-fishing, and on a day’s angling in France.
Literary Celebrities of the English Lake-District Frederick Sessions

I give the following explanation concerning these appendices.
The Mafulu Robert W. Williamson

In particular, numerous spelling differences between the text and the appendices were retained.
The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, Volume VI, Familiar Letters Henry David Thoreau

The two appendices whip the viscous secretion of the glands into foam.
Social Life in the Insect World J. H. Fabre

noun (pl) -dices (-dɪˌsiːz), -dixes
a body of separate additional material at the end of a book, magazine, etc, esp one that is documentary or explanatory
any part that is dependent or supplementary in nature or function; appendage
(anatomy) See vermiform appendix
n.

proper Latin plural of appendix.
n.

1540s, “subjoined addition to a document or book,” from Latin appendix “an addition, continuation, something attached,” from appendere (see append). Used for “small outgrowth of an internal organ” from 1610s, especially in reference to the vermiform appendix. This sense perhaps from or influenced by French appendix, where the term was in use from 1540s.

appendix ap·pen·dix (ə-pěn’dĭks)
n. pl. ap·pen·dix·es or ap·pen·di·ces (-dĭ-sēz’)

A supplementary or an accessory part of an organ or a structure of the body.

The vermiform appendix.

appendix
(ə-pěn’dĭks)
Plural appendixes or appendices (ə-pěn’-dĭ-sēz’)
A tubular projection attached to the cecum of the large intestine and located on the lower right side of the abdomen. Also called vermiform appendix.

A small saclike organ located at the upper end of the large intestine. The appendix has no known function in present-day humans, but it may have played a role in the digestive system in humans of earlier times. The appendix is also called the vermiform appendix because of its wormlike (“vermiform”) shape.

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