Definition of adnate in English:

adnate

adjective

Botany
  • Joined by having grown together.

    • ‘The tubular corollas of male parent plants were first sectioned longitudinally, then sections with adnate stamens and corolla portions were removed with a forceps.’
    • ‘Five united stamens are adnate to the top of the pistil, which is made up of five connate carpels.’
    • ‘Each bract bears an ovule adnate to its expanding base.’

Origin

Mid 17th century: from Latin adnatus, variant of agnatus (see agnate), by association with ad-.

Pronunciation:

adnate

/ˈadnāt/