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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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