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Lying closely against the adjacent part, or against the ground.
- ‘The cone specimens are mostly compressed or adpressed in preservation but their carbonized remains contain ribbed pollen.’
- ‘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.’
Early 19th century: from Latin adpress- ‘pressed near’, from adprimere, from ad ‘to, at’ + premere ‘to press’, + -ed.
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