One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Joined by having grown together.
- ‘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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