adnate

[ ad-neyt ]

adjectiveBiology.
  1. grown fast to something; congenitally attached.

Origin of adnate

1
1655–65; <Latin adnātus, i.e., ad(g)nātus, replacing agnātusagnate

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British Dictionary definitions for adnate

adnate

/ (ˈædneɪt) /


adjective
  1. botany growing closely attached to an adjacent part or organ

Origin of adnate

1
C17: from Latin adnātus, a variant form of agnātus agnate

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Scientific definitions for adnate

adnate

[ ădnāt′ ]


  1. Botany Joined to a part or organ of a different kind, as stamens that are joined to petals. Compare connate.

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