from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n.pl. Accessory or adjoining anatomical parts, as ovaries and oviducts in relation to the uterus.
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- n. The appendages of an organ.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Connected or associated things; specifically, in anatomy, appendages or structures accessory to a main organ.
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- n. accessory or adjoining anatomical parts or appendages to an organ (especially of the embryo)
Latin, neuter pl. of adnexus, past participle of adnectere, to bind to; see annex.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)