Definition of adnexa in English:

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Pronunciation: /adˈnɛksə/

plural noun

The parts adjoining an organ.
Example sentences
  • There was no ovarian tissue in the right adnexa.
  • The uterus, cervix, and adnexa should also be assessed for any abnormalities and/or pain.
  • Sports-related eye injuries should be evaluated on site with an adequate examination of the eye and adnexa.



Example sentences
  • Physical findings include a normal or slightly enlarged uterus, pelvic pain with movement of the cervix and a palpable adnexal mass.
  • Ninety percent of adnexal masses involve the fallopian tube or ovary.
  • Pelvic examination revealed a 6-to 8-week-sized uterus and a right adnexal mass.


Late 19th century: Latin, neuter plural of adnexus 'joined', from adnectere 'fasten to'.

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