Accessory

Accessory

in anatomy, denoting certain muscles, nerves, glands, etc. That are auxiliary or supernumerary to some similar, generally more important thing.

Synonym: accessorius.

Origin: L. Accessorius, fr. Ac-cedo, pp. -cessus, to move toward Relating to something that is added but is not essential; an ancillary pump; an adjuvant discipline to forms of mysticism; The mind and emotions are auxilliary to each other.

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