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Joined or united with a part or organ of a different kind, as stamens attached to petals.
[Latin adnātus, variant of agnātus, past participle of agnāscī, to grow upon; see agnate.]
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(Botany) botany growing closely attached to an adjacent part or organ
[C17: from Latin adnātus, a variant form of agnātus agnate]
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[1655–65; < Latin ad(g)nātus, replacing agnātus agnate]
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|Adj.||1.||adnate - of unlike parts or organs; growing closely attached; "a calyx adnate to the ovary"|
connate - of similar parts or organs; closely joined or united; "a connate tomato flower"
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