appendage

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appendage

1. Zoology any organ that projects from the trunk of animals such as arthropods
2. Botany any subsidiary part of a plant, such as a branch or leaf

appendage

[ə′pen·dij]
(biology)
Any subordinate or nonessential structure associated with a major body part.
(naval architecture)
Any fitting installed outside the underwater hull proper, such as a rudder, shaft, shaft strut, and bilge keel.
(zoology)
Any jointed, peripheral extension, especially limbs, of arthropod and vertebrate bodies.
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Epiploic appendages may sometimes calcify and detach becoming intraperitoneal loose bodies (8).
Epiploic appendages may become secondarily inflamed, complicating the diagnosis.
Epiploic appendages are peritoneal pouches (composed of adipose tissue) arising from the serosal surface of the colon, being attached by a vascular stalk.