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(botany, mycology) Linked or fused to something unlike itself.
(zoology) Growing with one side adherent to a stem; applied to the lateral zooids of corals and other compound animals.
Latin adnātus variant of agnātus past participle of agnāscī to grow upon agnate
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”)
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