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English noun: appendage

1. appendage (body) an external body part that projects from the body


SamplesIt is important to keep the extremities warm.


Synonymsextremity, member


Broader (hypernym)external body part


Narrower (hyponym)chela, chelicera, claw, dactyl, digit, fang, fin, limb, mouthpart, nipper, parapodium, pincer, pleopod, swimmeret

2. appendage (body) a natural prolongation or projection from a part of an organism either animal or plant


SamplesA bony process.


Synonymsoutgrowth, process


Broader (hypernym)body part


Narrower (hyponym)acromial process, acromion, acrosome, aculea, ala, alveolar arch, alveolar process, alveolar ridge, apophysis, appendix, arista, caruncle, caruncula, cecal appendage, cirrus, condyle, coronoid process, crest, eminence, enation, epicondyle, excrescence, fetlock, fimbria, flagellum, gum ridge, hair, horn, horn, mastoid, mastoid bone, mastoid process, mastoidal, metaphysis, odontoid process, olecranon, olecranon process, osteophyte, papilla, papilla, papilla, plant process, processus coronoideus, pseudopod, pseudopodium, pterygoid process, ridge, spicule, spiculum, spine, style, styloid process, tail, tentacle, transverse process, trochanter, tubercle, tuberosity, vermiform appendix, vermiform process, villus, zygomatic process

3. appendage (artifact) a part that is joined to something larger


Broader (hypernym)part, portion


Narrower (hyponym)appendicle, grip, handgrip, handhold, handle, hold, tailpiece









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