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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
1858, in the meaning defined above
“Adnexa.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/adnexa. Accessed 28 Sep. 2022.
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