What is appendage?

  • (noun): A natural prolongation or projection from a part of an organism either animal or plant.
    Synonyms: process, outgrowth
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Appendage

In invertebrate biology, an appendage (or outgrowth) is an external body part, or natural prolongation, that protrudes from an organism's body (in vertebrate biology, an example would be a vertebrate's limbs). It is a general term that covers any of the homologous body parts that may extend from a body segment. These include antennae, mouthparts (including mandibles, maxillae and maxillipeds), wings, elytra, gills, walking legs (pereiopods), swimming legs (pleopods), sexual organs (gonopods), and parts of the tail (uropods). Typically, each body segment carries one pair of appendages.

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Auricular Appendage
... Auricular appendage can refer to Left atrial appendage Right atrial appendage ...
Lestes Sponsa - Description
... The shapes of the anal appendages are characteristic ... sponsa the anal appendage is black with the superior appendage (which are the ones on the outside) with two internal teeth ... The inferior appendage is elongated and cylindrical ...
Atrial Appendage
... There are two atrial appendages of the heart Right atrial appendage Left atrial appendage ...
Adnexal And Skin Appendage Neoplasms
... Adnexal and skin appendage neoplasms is a group of tumors ... lesions which fall within the realm of adenxal and skin appendage neoplasms ...
Appendage
... In invertebrate biology, an appendage (or outgrowth) is an external body part, or natural prolongation, that protrudes from an organism's body (in vertebrate biology, an example would ... Typically, each body segment carries one pair of appendages ... An appendage which is modified to assist in feeding is known as a maxilliped or gnathopod ...

More definitions of "appendage":

  • (noun): A part that is joined to something larger.
  • (noun): An external body part that projects from the body.
    Synonyms: extremity, member

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