This Latin word (in the plural) is used in medicine in reference to appendages. For example, in gynecology the adnexa are the "appendages" of the uterus, namely the ovaries, Fallopian tubes and ligaments that hold the uterus in place.
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SYN: accessory structures, under structure. SEE ALSO: appendage. [L. connected parts]
- a. oculi SYN: accessory visual structures, under structure.
- a. uteri SYN: uterine appendages, under appendage.

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ad·nexa ad-'nek-sə n pl conjoined, subordinate, or associated anatomic parts <the uterine \adnexa include the ovaries and fallopian tubes>
ad·nex·al -səl adj

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pl. n.
adjoining parts. For example, the uterine adnexa are the Fallopian tubes and ovaries (which adjoin the uterus).

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ad·nexa (ad-nekґsə) [L., pl.] appendages. adnexal adj

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