Appendix may refer to:

In documents:

  • Addendum, any addition to a document, such as a book or legal contract
  • Bibliography, a systematic list of books and other works
  • Index (publishing), a list of words or phrases with pointers to where related material can be found in a document
  • Specifically, a text added to the end of a book or an article, containing information that is important to, but is not the main idea of, the main text

In anatomy:

  • Vermiform appendix, or simply "appendix", a part of the human digestive system
  • Left auricular appendix, a conical pouch on the left atrium of the heart
  • Right auricular appendix, a conical pouch on the right atrium of the heart
  • Appendix of the epididymis, a detached efferent duct of the epididymis
  • Appendix testis, a vestigial remnant of the Müllerian duct
  • Epiploic appendix, one of several small pouches of fat on the peritoneum along the colon and rectum
    • Appendix of the laryngeal ventricle, a sac that extends from the laryngeal ventricle
  • Mesoappendix, the portion of the mesentery that connects the ileum to the vermiform appendix

The appendix is a tube that extends about 10cm. It is connected to the large intestine. Though it is part of the digestive system, it has no known role.

Famous quotes containing the word appendix:

    I have noticed that doctors who fail in the practice of medicine have a tendency to seek one another’s company and aid in consultation. A doctor who cannot take out your appendix properly will recommend you to a doctor who will be unable to remove your tonsils with success.
    Ernest Hemingway (1899–1961)