Adnate Definition

Congenitally joined together.
Webster's New World
Joined or united with a part or organ of a different kind, as stamens attached to petals.
American Heritage Medicine

(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.


Origin of Adnate

  • Latin adnātus variant of agnātus past participle of agnāscī to grow upon agnate

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin adnatus, past participle of variant form of agnascor (“born or growing at or upon”)

    From Wiktionary

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