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Appendage

Definition

noun, plural: appendages

(general)

Things or parts added or attached to another entity.

(biology)

Parts or organs that are joined to the axis or trunk of an organism’s body (such as limbs, fins, arms, legs, wings, antennae), or parts joined to other things (such as accessory organs of the eye, appendix of the intestines, mouthparts like mandibles and maxillae, etc.).

Supplement

Word origin: append > Latin appendere or French appendre: compare with Old English appenden, apenden, to belong + -age > from Latin -aticum.

Related forms: appendaged (adjective).
Related phrases: drumstick appendage, left auricular appendage, atrial appendage.


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Atavism

... tail that it shouldn't be called a tail at all. No monkey or ape would be proud to have this “tail”, because it is a useless, non-functioning appendage. Does this baby's tail have anything to do with the idea that humans and monkeys may be related? Not in the slightest. It is just skin and ...

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Cone snail

... that they use to poke at their prey or enemies. However, what happened with this snail is that when I picked it up, it soon stung me with this odd appendage it had in the rear end of its shell. First I thought it was the poison stinger it had used, but I later read that the stinger is located in ...

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by biohazard
Tue Jun 05, 2012 9:47 am
 
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... find fossils of recent animals in say Mesozoic era. Jackbean The No 2 option of yours is the nearest to my view without of course the rather silly appendage you have attached. Another thing you have not responded to: The simple question is this. Is intelligent design actually supported by evidence ...

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by JackBean
Sun Jan 01, 2012 8:42 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
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... find fossils of recent animals in say Mesozoic era. Jackbean The No 2 option of yours is the nearest to my view without of course the rather silly appendage you have attached. Another thing you have not responded to: The simple question is this. Is intelligent design actually supported by evidence ...

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by JackBean
Wed Dec 21, 2011 7:01 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
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Re: Theories - Origin of Life

Jackbean The No 2 option of yours is the nearest to my view without of course the rather silly appendage you have attached. Right, they are all wrong, all the evolutionists, all IDers and all creators are wrong, but one retired engineer with no biological knowledge is ...

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by scottie
Sun Dec 04, 2011 12:27 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
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