appendicular (adj.) 1650s, from L. appendicula, dim. of APPENDIX (Cf. appendix) + -AR (Cf. -ar).

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  • Appendicular — can refer to: * The vermiform appendix * The appendicular artery, a branch of the ileocolic artery. * The appendicular skeleton …   Wikipedia

  • Appendicular — Ap pen*dic u*lar, a. Relating to an appendicle; appendiculate. [R.] [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • appendicular — [ap΄ən dik′yo͞o lər, ap΄ən dik′yələr] adj. of an appendix or appendage; specif., of a limb or the limbs of a vertebrate …   English World dictionary

  • appendicular — 1. Relating to an appendix or appendage. 2. Relating to the limbs, as opposed to axial, which refers to the trunk and head. * * * ap·pen·dic·u·lar .ap ən dik yə lər adj of or relating to an appendage: a) of or relating to a limb or limbs <the… …   Medical dictionary

  • appendicular — adjective Date: 1651 of or relating to an appendage and especially a limb < the appendicular skeleton > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • appendicular — adj. 1) relating to or affecting the vermiform appendix. 2) relating to the limbs: the appendicular skeleton comprises the bones of the limbs …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • appendicular — adjective relating to or consisting of an appendage or appendages; especially the limbs the appendicular skeleton • Pertains to noun: ↑appendage • Derivationally related forms: ↑appendicle …   Useful english dictionary

  • appendicular — /ap euhn dik yeuh leuhr/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to an appendage or limb. 2. Anat. appendiceal. [1645 55; < L appendicul(a) APPENDICLE + AR1] * * * …   Universalium

  • appendicular — adjective a) Of or pertaining to a limb or appendage b) Of or pertaining to the appendix …   Wiktionary

  • appendicular — adj. of or pertaining to an appendage or a limb; pertaining to the appendix …   English contemporary dictionary

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