Lying closely against the adjacent part, or against the ground: the cap is covered with fine, white, adpressed scales
More example sentences
- The cone specimens are mostly compressed or adpressed in preservation but their carbonized remains contain ribbed pollen.
- The sharp angle between the blade and the basal facet suggests that, like the palmate sclerites of H. evangelista, they were adpressed to the body surface.
- They also bear prominent ribs and are tightly adpressed to the body, but are larger than the palmate sclerites.
early 19th century: from Latin adpress- 'pressed near', from adprimere, from ad 'to, at' + premere 'to press', + -ed2.
Definition of adpressed in:
- The US English dictionary