[ 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


ad·nex·al, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for adnexa

/ (ædˈnɛksə) /

pl n

anatomy adjoining organs, esp of the uterus

Derived forms of adnexa

adnexal, adjective

Word Origin for adnexa

C19: New Latin: appendages
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Medical definitions for adnexa

[ ăd-nĕksə ]


Accessory or adjoining anatomical parts, such as ovaries and oviducts in relation to the uterus.

Other words from adnexa

ad•nexal null adj.
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