Definition of adpressed in English:

adpressed

adjective

Botany
  • Lying closely against the adjacent part, or against the ground:

    ‘the cap is covered with fine, white, adpressed scales’
    • ‘The sharp angle between the blade and the basal facet suggests that, like the palmate sclerites of H. evangelista, they were adpressed to the body surface.’
    • ‘They also bear prominent ribs and are tightly adpressed to the body, but are larger than the palmate sclerites.’
    • ‘The cone specimens are mostly compressed or adpressed in preservation but their carbonized remains contain ribbed pollen.’

Origin

Early 19th century: from Latin adpress- pressed near, from adprimere, from ad to, at + premere to press, + -ed.

Pronunciation:

adpressed

/adˈprɛst/