Pronunciation: (u-pen'dij), [key]
1. a subordinate part attached to something; an auxiliary part; addition.
2. Anat., Zool.any member of the body diverging from the axial trunk.
3. Bot., Mycol.any subsidiary part superadded to another part.
4. a person in a subordinate or dependent position, esp. a servile or parasitic follower.
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