Biol. congenitally joined together: said of unlike parts
Origin of adnatefrom Classical Latin adnatus, past participle of adnasci, to be born from ad-, to + nasci: see genus
Joined or united with a part or organ of a different kind, as stamens attached to petals.
Origin of adnateLatin adnātus variant of agnātus past participle of agnāscī to grow upon ; see agnate .
(comparative more adnate, superlative most adnate)
- (botany, mycology) Linked or fused to something unlike itself.
- Adnate mushroom gills are broadly attached to the stalk slightly above the bottom of the gill, with most of the gill fused to the stem.
- An anther is adnate when fixed by its whole length to the filament.
- (zoology) Growing with one side adherent to a stem; applied to the lateral zooids of corals and other compound animals.
From Latin adnatus, past participle of variant form of agnascor (“born or growing at or upon”)