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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Biology
appendageap‧pend‧age /əˈpendɪdʒ/ noun [countable]  1 PARTsomething that is connected to a larger or more important thing2 BODYHB formal an arm, leg, or other body part
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appendageAmong the Apterygota the retention of at least some abdominal appendages is a general feature.I dissected preserved larvae into their component appendages and painstakingly traced each detail.For a long time some of its parts - its mouth and its eating appendages - were classed as separate animals.Often he upgrades old models with new appendages.In soft-bodied insect larvae, where the appendages are reduced or absent, locomotion occurs through quite different physical mechanisms.A variable number of these appendages may become transformed into organs that are functional during post-embryonic life while the remainder disappear.
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