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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]

accessory

/ac·ces·so·ry/ (ak-ses´ah-re) supplementary; affording aid to another similar and generally more important thing.

accessory

[akses′ərē]
Etymology: L, accessonis, appendage
1 a supplementary item, desirable but not necessary, used chiefly for convenience or for safety, such as the electric elevator mechanisms for hospital beds.
2 a structure that serves one of the main anatomical systems, such as the accessory sex organs in men and women or the accessory organs of the skin, including the hair, the nails, and the skin glands.
3 one who aids in perpetrating a crime.

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]

accessory,

adj providing complementary or supplementary assistance.

accessory

supplementary or affording aid to another similar and generally more important thing.

accessory nerve
see Table 14.
accessory sex glands
any gland, other than the gonad, associated with the genital tract, such as the ampulla of the ductus deferens and the bulbourethral, prostate and vesicular glands of the male.
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