adnexa

[ad-nek-suh]
plural noun Anatomy.
  1. 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 formsad·nex·al, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for adnexal

adnexa

pl n
  1. anatomy adjoining organs, esp of the uterus
Derived Formsadnexal, adjective

Word Origin for adnexa

C19: New Latin: appendages
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adnexal in Medicine

adnexa

[ăd-nĕksə]
pl.n.
  1. Accessory or adjoining anatomical parts, such as ovaries and oviducts in relation to the uterus.
Related formsad•nexal null adj.
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