One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Of germination: such that the testa of the seed remains attached to the base of the cotyledon, and the seedling develops next to the seed. Contrasted with remotive.
Early 19th century; earliest use found in John Lindley (1799–1865), botanist and horticulturist. From classical Latin admōt-, past participial stem of admovēre admove + -ive, after French admotif.
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