Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun plural Accessory or adjoining anatomical parts, as ovaries and fallopian tubes in relation to the uterus.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Connected or associated things; specifically, in anatomy, appendages or structures accessory to a main organ.

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  • noun anatomy The appendages of an organ.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun accessory or adjoining anatomical parts or appendages to an organ (especially of the embryo)

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin, neuter pl. of adnexus, past participle of adnectere, to bind to; see annex.]

Examples

  • 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.

    Pediatric Plastic Surgery Fellowship

  • The uterus was small, anteflexed and anteverted, and nontender, and the adnexa were nonpalpable and nontender.

    Salem Falls

  • 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.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 1: Aachen-Assize

  • Azem, Bastien, Bibb, Bovel, Warren, Ward, and many others report similar instances, and in several cases all the adnexa as well as the uterus and vagina were absent, and even the kidney and bladder malformed.

    Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine

  • -- Complete prolapse of the uterus, with eversion of vagina (Keen and White). with its adnexa; connected with this uterus was another one, anterior to it.

    Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine

  • Hofmokl also describes the case of a young girl with an undeveloped vagina, absence of the uterus and adnexa, who during a forcible and unsuccessful attempt at coitus, had her left labium majus torn from the vaginal wall.

    Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine

  • The two uteruses had a common cervix; the anterior of the two organs had no adnexa, though there were lateral peritoneal ligaments; it had become pregnant. ''

    Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine

  • Hofmokl also describes the case of a young girl with an undeveloped vagina, absence of the uterus and adnexa, who during a forcible and unsuccessful attempt at coitus, had her left labium majus torn from the vaginal wall.

    Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine

  • Azem, Bastien, Bibb, Bovel, Warren, Ward, and many others report similar instances, and in several cases all the adnexa as well as the uterus and vagina were absent, and even the kidney and bladder malformed.

    Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine

  • The uterus, adnexa and renal tract appeared normal.

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