appendix appendix  /ə ˈpɛn dɪks/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) supplementary material that is collected and appended at the back of a book
  2. (n) a vestigial process that extends from the lower end of the cecum and that resembles a small pouch

Usage(s):

  1. Since the dawn of modern medicine the vermiform appendix has seemed to be a completely useless organ.
  2. The test is based on a protein excreted in the urine by patients who have an infection in the appendix.
  3. The former New York Senator, who died Wednesday at 76 from complications arising from a burst appendix, was known for his sharp wit and his nimble mind.

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  1. "I'm actually going into surgery tomorrow to remove my appendix, but everything is OK," Hough said on the show Monday after performing a samba routine with Linley. "I'm going to hopefully be back if everything goes as planned next week."
    on Oct 27, 2008 By: Julianne Hough Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "Brandon Moss is in surgery right now having his appendix removed," Boston Manager Terry Francona said after the Red Sox beat Tampa Bay, 12-4. "He was feeling ill and the medical team felt that there was a possibility rather than just an...
    on May 3, 2008 By: Terry Francona Source: Washington Post

  3. "The way this agreement is structured, each nation will be putting concrete commitments into an appendix:specifically what each country's intentions are," said Obama. "Those commitments will then be subject to an international consultation...
    on Dec 20, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: Earth911.com (blog)

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