ad·​nate ˈad-ˌnāt How to pronounce adnate (audio)
: grown to a usually unlike part especially along a margin
a calyx adnate to the ovary
adnation noun

Word History


borrowed from Latin adnātus, agnātus, past participle of adnāscī, agnāscī "to be born in addition (to), grow later, grow as an addition (to)" — more at agnate entry 1

First Known Use

1648, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of adnate was in 1648

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Cite this Entry

“Adnate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Mar. 2023.

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