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Accessory

Accessory
in anatomy, denoting certain muscles, nerves, glands, etc. That are auxiliary or supernumerary to some similar, generally more important thing.
Synonym: accessorius.
Origin: L. Accessorius, fr. Ac-cedo, pp. -cessus, to move toward
Relating to something that is added but is not essential; an ancillary pump; an adjuvant discipline to forms of mysticism; The mind and emotions are auxilliary to each other.


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