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>


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: 1648

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