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adnate Syllabification: ad·nate
Pronunciation: /ˈadnāt/

Definition of adnate in English:


Joined by having grown together.
Example sentences
  • Each bract bears an ovule adnate to its expanding base.
  • Five united stamens are adnate to the top of the pistil, which is made up of five connate carpels.
  • The tubular corollas of male parent plants were first sectioned longitudinally, then sections with adnate stamens and corolla portions were removed with a forceps.


Mid 17th century: from Latin adnatus, variant of agnatus (see agnate), by association with ad-.

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