Definition of adnexa in English:

adnexa

plural noun

Anatomy
  • The parts adjoining an organ.

    • ‘This technique allows for clear visualisation of the pouch of Douglas and adnexa.’
    • ‘There was no ovarian tissue in the right adnexa.’
    • ‘Sports-related eye injuries should be evaluated on site with an adequate examination of the eye and adnexa.’
    • ‘The uterus, cervix, and adnexa should also be assessed for any abnormalities and/or pain.’
    • ‘An ultrasound scan showed an empty uterus and a 10-cm complex mass in the right adnexa.’

Origin

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

Pronunciation:

adnexa

/adˈnɛksə/