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appendicular

 [ap″en-dik´u-lar]
1. pertaining to an appendix or appendage.
2. pertaining to the limbs.

ap·pen·dic·u·lar

(ap'en-dik'yū-lăr),
1. Relating to an appendix or appendage.
2. Relating to the limbs, as opposed to axial, which refers to the trunk and head.

appendicular

/ap·pen·dic·u·lar/ (ap″en-dik´u-lar)
1. pertaining to the vermiform appendix.
2. pertaining to an appendage.

appendicular

(ăp′ən-dĭk′yə-lər)
adj.
Of, relating to, or consisting of an appendage or appendages, especially the limbs: the appendicular skeleton.

appendicular

See appendix.

ap·pen·dic·u·lar

(ap'ĕn-dik'yŭ-lăr)
1. Relating to an appendix or appendage.
2. Relating to the limbs, as opposed to axial, which refers to the trunk and head.

appendicular

1. pertaining to an appendix or appendage.
2. pertaining to the limbs.

appendicular joint
a limb joint.
appendicular skeleton
the skeleton of the limbs.
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the "Map of Jefferson, Yoknapatawpha County, Mississippi" trails a series of appendicular matter that takes in a "Chronology" of the events of the narrative, a "Genealogy" of its agents, and in this case, an "Editor's Note," which explains that this edition of the novel is based on "the original typescript which Faulkner prepared for publication" (AA 311).
An analysis of the recovered skeletal remains shows a differential preservation of appendicular to axial bones.
In one study of 47 men with vertebral and appendicular fractures or osteopenia referred to a metabolic bone center, 30 had osteoporosis secondary to factors such as glucocorticoid treatment, excessive alcohol consumption, or severe hyperthyroidism.
The majority of skeletal parts of all recorded taxa belong to the appendicular skeleton (62-5%).
One hypothesis proposes that wings are appendicular in origin.
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