adnate

adnate

[ad-neyt]
adjective Biology.
grown fast to something; congenitally attached.

Origin:
1655–65; < Latin adnātus, i.e., ad(g)nātus, replacing agnātus agnate

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adnate (ˈædneɪt)
 
adj
botany growing closely attached to an adjacent part or organ
 
[C17: from Latin adnātus, a variant form of agnātusagnate]

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adnate   (ād'nāt')  Pronunciation Key 
Botany Joined to a part or organ of a different kind, as stamens that are joined to petals. Compare connate.
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