adnexa

plural noun
ad·​nexa | \ ad-ˈnek-sə How to pronounce adnexa (audio) \

Definition of adnexa

: conjoined, subordinate, or associated anatomical parts

Other Words from adnexa

adnexal \ ad-​ˈnek-​səl How to pronounce adnexa (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of adnexa

1858, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for adnexa

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

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“Adnexa.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/adnexa. Accessed 3 Aug. 2021.

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adnexa

noun plural
ad·​nexa | \ ad-ˈnek-sə How to pronounce adnexa (audio) \

Medical Definition of adnexa

: conjoined, subordinate, or associated anatomic parts the uterine adnexa include the ovaries and fallopian tubes

Other Words from adnexa

adnexal \ -​səl How to pronounce adnexa (audio) \ adjective

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