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adnate

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adjective ad·nate \ˈad-ˌnāt\

Definition of adnate

  1. :  grown to a usually unlike part especially along a margin <a calyx adnate to the ovary>

adnation

play \ad-ˈnā-shən\ noun


Origin and Etymology of adnate

Latin adnatus, adgnatus, past participle of adgnasci to be born in addition, grow later — more at agnate


First Known Use: 1661


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