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Meaning of “appendage” in the English Dictionary

"appendage" in British English

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appendagenoun [C]

uk   us   /əˈpen.dɪdʒ/ formal
something that ​exists as a ​smaller and less ​importantpart of something ​larger: The ​committee is a mere appendage of the ​council and has no ​power of ​its own. The ​organism has ​small leaf-like appendages. an ​arm, ​leg, or other ​bodypart: He had a ​tattoo on every ​visible appendage.
(Definition of appendage from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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appendagenoun [C]

 us   /əˈpen·dɪdʒ/
a ​smaller or less ​importantpart that is ​attached to something: The ​organism has ​small, leaflike appendages.
(Definition of appendage from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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