1. a subordinate part attached to something; an auxiliary part; addition.
  2. Anatomy, Zoology. any member of the body diverging from the axial trunk.
  3. Botany, Mycology. any subsidiary part superadded to another part.
  4. a person in a subordinate or dependent position, especially a servile or parasitic follower.


  1. an ancillary or secondary part attached to a main part; adjunct
  2. zoology any organ that projects from the trunk of animals such as arthropods
  3. botany any subsidiary part of a plant, such as a branch or leaf

1640s, from append + -age.


  1. A part or organ attached to a main structure and subordinate in function or size.

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