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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
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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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Torsion of epiploic appendage mimic acute appendicitis.
Epiploic appendagitis (EA) is a rare cause of acute abdominal pain caused by inflammation of an epiploic appendage. It has a nonspecific clinical presentation that may mimic other acute abdominal pathologies on physical exam, such as appendicitis, diverticulitis, or cholecystitis.
The epiploic appendages vary in shape and size but usually measure about 3 cm long, each.
Epiploic appendagitis is typically a nonsurgical, self-limiting process resulting from torsion of one or more epiploic appendages along the sigmoid, descending, or right hemicolon with resultant vascular occlusion that leads to ischemia.