- adventitial cell,
- adventitial neuritis,
- adventitious cyst,
- adventitious root,
Origin of adventitious
Examples from the Web for adventitious
Shylock was presented the next season for the sake of adventitious popularity that would thus accrue to the piece.Old-Time Makers of Medicine|James J. Walsh
In other terms, in such cases they do not pass out of the condition of adventitious plants.Origin of Cultivated Plants|Alphonse De Candolle
Almost all the names of the Gods in Greece were adventitious, having been brought thither from Egypt.
When they do find a place of retreat and adventitious support, it is under another name.The Girl of the Period and Other Social Essays, Vol. II (of 2)|Eliza Lynn Linton
The thought of these things is adventitious, changeable, and does not apply to permanent objects.Plotinos: Complete Works, v. 3|Plotinos (Plotinus)
Word Origin for adventitious
"of the nature of an addition from without," c.1600, from Medieval Latin adventitius "coming from abroad, extraneous," a corruption of Latin adventicius "foreign, strange, accidental," from advent- past participle stem of advenire "arrive" (see advent). Related: Adventitiously; adventitiousness.