Definition of appendicular in English:

appendicular

adjective

technical
  • 1Relating to or denoting an appendage or appendages.

    • ‘The axial elements were the least variable, the most proximal appendicular elements were in the middle range, and the more distal appendicular elements were the most variable.’
    • ‘The appendicular elements are robustly constructed.’
    1. 1.1Anatomy Relating to a limb or limbs.
      ‘the appendicular skeleton’
      • ‘The limbs and appendicular musculature of tetrapods are a further elaboration of the non-axial musculature.’
      • ‘Scutes over the limbs are termed appendicular scutes, and scutes forming the ventral portion of the carapace are referred to as ventral scutes.’
      • ‘Since muscle mass is appendicular, it seems reasonable to propose that the addition of a calf or upper leg girth would have strengthened the prediction equation.’
      • ‘The somatic layer of the lateral plate gives rise to the appendicular skeleton and the connective tissue of the limbs and body wall.’
      • ‘The appendicular skeleton is also dependent on the stability of the axial skeleton, upon which it operates.’

Origin

Mid 17th century: from Latin appendicula ‘small appendage’, diminutive of appendix, + -ar.

Pronunciation

appendicular

/ˌæpənˈdɪkjələr//ˌapənˈdikyələr/