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Pronunciation: ă-pen′di-kō

Definition: An appendix, usually the vermiform appendix.

[L. appendix, appendicis an appendage, fr. appendo, to hang something onto something, fr. ad-, ap-, to, onto, + pendo, to hang, + -o-]

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