Definition of accessory adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//əkˈsesəri//
; NAmE NAmE//əkˈsesəri//
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(specialist) not the most important when compared to others the accessory muscles of respiration Word Originlate Middle English: from medieval Latin accessorius ‘additional thing’, from Latin access- ‘increased’, from the verb accedere, from ad- ‘to’ + cedere ‘give way, yield’.
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