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[ad-nek-suh] /ædˈnɛk sə/
plural noun, Anatomy.
parts added, attached, or adjunct to another or others, as the eyelids and tear glands in relation to the eyeball.
Origin of adnexa
1895-1900; < Latin, neuter plural of adnexus physically attached, joined, past participle of adnectere to attach; see ad-, nexus
Related forms
adnexal, adjective Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for adnexa


plural noun
(anatomy) adjoining organs, esp of the uterus
Derived Forms
adnexal, adjective
Word Origin
C19: New Latin: appendages
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adnexa in Medicine

adnexa ad·nex·a (ād-něk'sə) or an·nex·a (ā-něk'sə)
Accessory or adjoining anatomical parts, such as ovaries and oviducts in relation to the uterus.

ad·nex'al or an·nex'al adj.
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