from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Biology United to a part or organ of a different kind, as stamens attached to petals.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Linked or fused to something unlike itself.
- adj. Growing with one side adherent to a stem; applied to the lateral zooids of corals and other compound animals.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Grown to congenitally.
- adj. Growing together; -- said only of organic cohesion of unlike parts.
- adj. Growing with one side adherent to a stem; -- a term applied to the lateral zooids of corals and other compound animals.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In physiology and botany, congenitally attached or grown together. See adnation. Also coadnate, coadunate, coadunated, and consolidated.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of unlike parts or organs; growing closely attached
Latin adnātus, variant of agnātus, past participle of agnāscī, to grow upon; see agnate.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin adnatus, past participle of variant form of agnascor ("born or growing at or upon") (Wiktionary)