- parts added, attached, or adjunct to another or others, as the eyelids and tear glands in relation to the eyeball.
Origin of adnexa
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- anatomy adjoining organs, esp of the uterus
Word Origin for adnexa
C19: New Latin: appendages
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- Accessory or adjoining anatomical parts, such as ovaries and oviducts in relation to the uterus.
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