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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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Any subordinate or nonessential structure associated with a major body part.
Any fitting installed outside the underwater hull proper, such as a rudder, shaft, shaft strut, and bilge keel.
Any jointed, peripheral extension, especially limbs, of arthropod and vertebrate bodies.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.