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ad·ven·ti·tious

 (ăd′vĕn-tĭsh′əs, -vən-)
adj.
1. Arising from an external cause or factor; not inherent: symmetry that was purely adventitious; adventitious circumstances that contributed to the plan's success.
2. Biology
a. Of or belonging to a structure that develops in an unusual place: adventitious roots.
b. Originating from an external source, especially as a contaminant: adventitious viruses in a cell culture.
c. Not congenital: adventitious deafness.

[From Latin adventīcius, foreign, from adventus, arrival; see advent.]

ad′ven·ti′tious·ly adv.
ad′ven·ti′tious·ness n.

adventitious

(ˌædvɛnˈtɪʃəs)
adj
1. added or appearing accidentally or unexpectedly
2. (Botany) (of a plant or animal part) developing in an abnormal position, as a root that grows from a stem
[C17: from Latin adventīcius coming from outside, from adventus a coming]
ˌadvenˈtitiously adv

ad•ven•ti•tious

(ˌæd vənˈtɪʃ əs)

adj.
1. associated by chance and not as an integral part; extrinsic.
2. appearing in an unusual or abnormal place, as a root on a stem.
[1595–1605; < Latin adventīcius literally, coming from without =advent(us), past participle of advenīre (see advent) + -īcius -itious]
ad`ven•ti′tious•ly, adv.
ad`ven•ti′tious•ness, n.

adventitious

Growth produced where it does not normally occur. For example, roots or buds produced along stems.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.adventitious - associated by chance and not an integral partadventitious - associated by chance and not an integral part; "poetry is something to which words are the accidental, not by any means the essential form"- Frederick W. Robertson; "they had to decide whether his misconduct was adventitious or the result of a flaw in his character"
extrinsic - not forming an essential part of a thing or arising or originating from the outside; "extrinsic evidence"; "an extrinsic feature of the new building"; "that style is something extrinsic to the subject"; "looking for extrinsic aid"

adventitious

adjective
Not part of the real or essential nature of a thing:
Translations

adventitious

[ˌædvenˈtɪʃəs] ADJ (frm) → adventicio

adventitious

adj (form)zufällig

adventitious

[ˌævɛnˈtɪʃəs] adj (frm) (event, situation) → fortuito/a
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Often working in collaboration with Felix Guattari, Gilles Deleuze has developed a metaphorical language that coaxes us to leave behind our need to define discrete subjects and linear narratives of progress and to think through the lateral and adventitious movements of the rhizome and the "communicative and contagious" change of becoming-imperceptible.
Concomitant neurologic abnormalities, such as choreiform movements, motor hyperactivity, or adventitious movements.