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Definition of "adnexa" []

  • Accessory or adjoining anatomical parts, as ovaries and oviducts in relation to the uterus. (noun-plural)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "adnexa" in a sentence
  • "The fellow will work closely with the full-time faculty in Plastic Surgery as well as faculty in related specialties for experience in managing cleft lip and palate, craniofacial anomalies, dermatologic and vascular malformations, congenital anomalies of the eye and adnexa, pediatric hand, and general pediatric plastic surgical problems."
  • "The uterus was small, anteflexed and anteverted, and nontender, and the adnexa were nonpalpable and nontender."
  • "Abortion may be due to pathological changes in the ovum, the uterus, or its adnexa one or both -- to the physical or nervous condition of the woman, to diseases either inherited or acquired (syphilis, tuberculosis, rheumatism); to any infectious, contagious, or inflammatory disease; to shock, injury, or accident."