Definition of adnate in English:


Line breaks: ad¦nate
Pronunciation: /ˈadneɪt


  • Joined by having grown together.
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    • 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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