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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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the adhesion or cohesion of different plants
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