pend,pens＝to hang（悬挂）,to weigh（衡量）
1 (pl -dices / -dIsi:z; -dE9siz/) section that gives extra information at the end of a book or document 附录
*This dictionary has several appendices, including one on irregular verbs. 这部词典有几项附录, 包括不规则动词附录.
2 (pl -dixes) (also ,vermiform ap`pendix) small tube-shaped bag of tissue attached to the intestine 阑尾. =>illus at digestive 见digestive system之插图.
1500-1600; Language: Latin;Origin:
a small organ near your bowel
, which has little or no use Christine had to go into hospital to have her appendix out (=have it removed) .pluralappendices
Feminine form of AQUILINUS
. This was the name of a 3rd-century saint from Byblos.
1. Many operations which today are quite straightforward and from which patients recover quickly, such as removing an appendix, would never have been attempted at all, and the victim would probably have died without anyone really knowing why. 有许多今天很好做而且手术后病人可以很快康复的像切除阑尾一类的手术在当时根本不会有人去尝试。病人可能死了，而没有人知道病因何在，