adnexa

plural noun

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

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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

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The first known use of adnexa was in 1858

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“Adnexa.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/adnexa. Accessed 28 Sep. 2022.

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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
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