ad·​nate | \ ˈad-ˌnāt How to pronounce adnate (audio) \

Definition of adnate

: grown to a usually unlike part especially along a margin a calyx adnate to the ovary

Other Words from adnate

adnation \ ad-​ˈnā-​shən How to pronounce adnation (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of adnate

1648, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for adnate

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

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The first known use of adnate was in 1648

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“Adnate.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 22 January 2020.

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