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adj. Biology
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.]

ad·na′tion n.
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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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(ˈæd neɪt)

adj. Biol.
congenitally attached.
[1655–65; < Latin ad(g)nātus, replacing agnātus agnate]
ad•na′tion, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.adnate - of unlike parts or organsadnate - of unlike parts or organs; growing closely attached; "a calyx adnate to the ovary"
biological science, biology - the science that studies living organisms
connate - of similar parts or organs; closely joined or united; "a connate tomato flower"
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