adnexa

plural noun

ad·​nexa ad-ˈnek-sə How to pronounce adnexa (audio)
: conjoined, subordinate, or associated anatomical parts
adnexal adjective

Word History

Etymology

borrowed from Latin adnexa, annexa, neuter plural of adnexus, annexus "attached, conjoined," from past participle of adnectere, annectere "to tie on, fasten, attach" — more at annex entry 1

First Known Use

1858, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of adnexa was in 1858

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Cite this Entry

“Adnexa.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/adnexa. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

adnexa

noun plural
ad·​nexa ad-ˈnek-sə How to pronounce adnexa (audio)
: conjoined, subordinate, or associated anatomic parts
the uterine adnexa include the ovaries and fallopian tubes
adnexal adjective
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