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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.
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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
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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.
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adventitious

Growth produced where it does not normally occur. For example, roots or buds produced along stems.
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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"
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adventitious

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

adventitious

[ˌædvenˈtɪʃəs] ADJ (frm) → adventicio
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adventitious

adj (form)zufällig
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adventitious

[ˌævɛnˈtɪʃəs] adj (frm) (event, situation) → fortuito/a
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The addition of optimal carbohydrate source to the medium induce adventitious shoot or buds and development of flowers.
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[10.] Gosukonda RM, Porobodessai A, Blay E and CS Prakash Thidiazuron-induced adventitious shoot regeneration of sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas).
Effect of nutrient media on axillary shoot proliferation and preconditioning for adventitious shoot regeneration of pears.