grown fast to something; congenitally attached.
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How to use adnate in a sentence
The pinnules are from a line to two lines long, and are adnate to the secondary rachis by a more or less decurrent base.Beautiful Ferns | Daniel Cady Eaton
Frustules oblong or quadrate, adnate in filaments, attached by alternate angles and finally separating.The Diatomaceae of Philadelphia and Vicinity | Charles Sumner Boyer
Frustules in zone view cuneate, adnate in circular or spiral fasci, at length becoming free.The Diatomaceae of Philadelphia and Vicinity | Charles Sumner Boyer
Stamens twice as many as the lobes of the corolla; filaments flat, united at the base into a short tube; anthers linear, adnate.
Stamens 6–12, more or less united with the style; anthers adnate, extrorse.
British Dictionary definitions for adnate
botany growing closely attached to an adjacent part or organ
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Scientific definitions for adnate
Botany Joined to a part or organ of a different kind, as stamens that are joined to petals. Compare connate.
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