Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of, relating to, or consisting of an appendage or appendages, especially the limbs.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Relating to an appendicle, specifically to the appendix vermiformis: as, appendicular colic.
  • Having the character of an appendicle; appendiculate: specifically, in anatomy, opposed to axial: thus, the whole skeleton of a vertebrate is divided into the axial and the appendicular skeletons, the latter being that of the limbs or appendages.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective rare Relating to an appendicle; appendiculate.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to a limb or appendage
  • adjective Of or pertaining to the appendix

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective relating to or consisting of an appendage or appendages; especially the limbs

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[From Latin appendicula, diminutive of appendix, appendic-, appendix; see appendix.]

Examples

  • The skeletal system of trout and salmon consists of the skull, backbone, a set of bones called the appendicular skeleton, and the ribs and intermuscular bones.

    Trout and Salmon of North America

  • The skeletal system of trout and salmon consists of the skull, backbone, a set of bones called the appendicular skeleton, and the ribs and intermuscular bones.

    Trout and Salmon of North America

  • The skeletal system of trout and salmon consists of the skull, backbone, a set of bones called the appendicular skeleton, and the ribs and intermuscular bones.

    Trout and Salmon of North America

  • The skeletal system of trout and salmon consists of the skull, backbone, a set of bones called the appendicular skeleton, and the ribs and intermuscular bones.

    Trout and Salmon of North America

  • A mammalian molecular consensus phylogeny was taken, and appendicular and cecal characters were mapped onto the constraint tree as described in the Materials and methods.

    Evolution of the appendix? - The Panda's Thumb

  • Phylogenetic tree of mammalian relationships with appendicular characters mapped onto it.

    Evolution of the appendix? - The Panda's Thumb

  • The site was dominated by cranial and appendicular elements, with analysis showing that the remains were sorted by currents, washing away smaller elements.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • The site was dominated by cranial and appendicular elements, with analysis showing that the remains were sorted by currents, washing away smaller elements.

    The first Triceratops bonebed ...

  • Abundant shaft fragments, rare epiphyseal portions, and the extremely low representation of axial postcrania as compared to those of the appendicular and craniodental skeletons, combined with the high tooth-marking rates, suggest that the Aramis ecosystem may have matched highly competitive modern settings such as Ngorongoro Crater 10.

    Ardipithecus ramidus: The Geological, Environmental, and Taphonomic Background - The Panda's Thumb

  • ABSTRACT—A bone bed in the middle part of the Javelina Formation Maastrichtian in Texas yielded parts of about 37 identifiable ceratopsid dinosaur bones, mostly appendicular and limb girdle elements belonging to one juvenile and two adult individuals of Torosaurus cf. utahensis.

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