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accessory

 [ak-ses´ah-re]
supplementary or affording aid to another similar and generally more important thing.
accessory nerve the eleventh cranial nerve (called also spinal accessory nerve); it originates in the medulla oblongata and provides motion for the sternocleidomastoid and trapezius muscles of the neck. See anatomic Table of Nerves in the Appendices.

ac·ces·so·ry

(ak-ses'ō-rē), Avoid the mispronunciation uh-ses'ō-rē. Do not confuse this word with accessary.
anatomy denoting structures (muscles, arteries, nerves, glands, and others) that are auxiliary (normally present) or supernumerary (anomalous) to another more typical or larger structure of the same type. Most often, accessory structures are duplication variations.
Synonym(s): accessorius
[L. accessorius, fr. ac-cedo, pp. -cessus, to move toward]

ac·ces·so·ry

(ak-ses'ŏr-ē)
anatomy Denoting a muscle, nerve, gland, or organ, which is auxiliary or supernumerary to some other, generally more important structure.
[L. accessorius, fr. ac-cedo, pp. -cessus, to move toward]

ac·ces·so·ry

(ak-ses'ŏr-ē)
anatomy denoting structures (muscles, arteries, nerves, glands, and others) that are auxiliary (normally present) or supernumerary (anomalous) to another more typical or larger structure of the same type.
Synonym(s): accessorius.
[L. accessorius, fr. ac-cedo, pp. -cessus, to move toward]
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They each pleaded not guilty in Worcester Superior Court last month to charges of accessory before the fact - murder; and accessory before the fact - armed robbery.
Shaleek Kea, 32, of the Worcester County House of Correction, accessory before the fact, dismissed as indicted; conspiracy, dismissed as indicted.
William Reyes-Lassen, 22, of the Worcester County House of Correction, accessory before the fact, dismissed as indicted; conspiracy, dismissed as indicted.
Strader, 20, of 19 West St., Oxford, charged with making a false crime report, burning a vehicle, and burning a vehicle to defraud insurer, continued without a finding for one year, ordered to complete 50 hours of community service, $90 victim witness fee; being an accessory before the fact of a crime (burning a vehicle), conspiracy, and being an accessory after the fact of a crime (burning a vehicle), dismissed.
Colon, 27, of 2 Henrietta St., Worcester, charged with being an accessory before the fact of a crime (burning a vehicle), placed on probation for one year, ordered to remain drug- and alcohol-free, to submit to random drug tests, and to complete 40 hours of community service; conspiracy, burning a vehicle, burning a vehicle to defraud insurer, and being an accessory after the fact of a crime (burning a vehicle), dismissed.
O'Connor, an inspector-packer, are charged with breaking and entering in the daytime with attempt to commit a felony, larceny of property valued more than $250, receiving stolen property valued $250 or more, being an accessory before the fact, and being an accessory after the fact.
Boucher, 24, of 42 Oxford Ave., Dudley, is charged with being an accessory before the fact, being an accessory after the fact, giving a false statement, conspiracy and obstruction of justice.