Pronunciation: (u-pen'diks), [key]
—pl. -dix•es, -di•cesPronunciation: (-du-sēz"). [key]
1. supplementary material at the end of a book, article, document, or other text, usually of an explanatory, statistical, or bibliographic nature.
2. an appendage.
a. a process or projection.
b. See vermiform appendix.
4. Aeron.the short tube at the bottom of a balloon bag, by which the intake and release of buoyant gas is controlled.
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