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adnexa

[ 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

1895–1900; <Latin, neuter plural of adnexus physically attached, joined, past participle of adnectere to attach; see ad-, nexus

OTHER WORDS FROM adnexa

ad·nex·al, adjective

Words nearby adnexa

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British Dictionary definitions for adnexa

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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