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adnation

[ ad-ney-shuhn ]
/ ædˈneɪ ʃən /
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noun

the condition of being adnate.

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Origin of adnation

First recorded in 1835–45; adnate + -ion
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  • Adnation, or Consolidation, is the union of the members of parts belonging to different circles of the flower .

  • A similar adnation has been observed by the same botanist in Lepidium sativum and Sinapis ramosa, as well as in other plants.

    Vegetable Teratology|Maxwell T. Masters
  • The huge size of some trees has been, in some cases, attributed to the adnation of different stems.

    Vegetable Teratology|Maxwell T. Masters
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