[ ad-nek-suh ]
/ ædˈnɛk sə /
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plural noun Anatomy.
parts added, attached, or adjunct to another or others, as the eyelids and tear glands in relation to the eyeball.
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Origin of adnexa
OTHER WORDS FROM adnexaad·nex·al, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for adnexa
/ (ædˈnɛksə) /
anatomy adjoining organs, esp of the uterus
Derived forms of adnexaadnexal, adjective
Word Origin for adnexa
C19: New Latin: appendages
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Medical definitions for adnexa
[ ăd-nĕk′sə ]
Accessory or adjoining anatomical parts, such as ovaries and oviducts in relation to the uterus.
Other words from adnexaad•nex′al null adj.
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