- grown fast to something; congenitally attached.
Origin of adnate
1655–65; < Latin adnātus, i.e., ad(g)nātus, replacing agnātus agnate
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Examples from the Web for adnate
When they are attached squarely and firmly to the stem they are said to be adnate.
The gills are broad, close, adnate, whitish or pale cinereous.
The gills are adnate or decurrent, thick, soft, margin obtuse.
The gills are subdistant, adnate, or decurrent, white or creamy-white.
The tubes are adnate, their mouths large, unequal; lemon-yellow.
- botany growing closely attached to an adjacent part or organ
C17: from Latin adnātus, a variant form of agnātus agnate
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- Botany Joined to a part or organ of a different kind, as stamens that are joined to petals. Compare connate.
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