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Attachment of the surface of one part to that of another part; the condition of being adnate; especially the union of one whorl of floral organs to another dissimilar whorl, as stamens to petals.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Asa Gray (1810–1888), botanist. From adnate + -ion; compare -ation.
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