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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.
2. (Bot.) Growing together; -- said only of organic cohesion
of unlike parts.
An anther is adnate when fixed by its whole length
to the filament. --Gray.
3. (Zool.) Growing with one side adherent to a stem; -- a
term applied to the lateral zooids of corals and other
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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