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 for Adnate
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Adnate \Ad"nate\, a. [L. adnatus, p. p. of adnasci. See
     Adnascent, and cf. Agnate.]
     1. (Physiol.) Grown to congenitally.
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     2. (Bot.) Growing together; -- said only of organic cohesion
        of unlike parts.
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              An anther is adnate when fixed by its whole length
              to the filament.                      --Gray.
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     3. (Zool.) Growing with one side adherent to a stem; -- a
        term applied to the lateral zooids of corals and other
        compound animals.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: of unlike parts or organs; growing closely attached; "a
             calyx adnate to the ovary" [ant: connate]

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