Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state of being adnate; congenital union of different organs by their surfaces. Specifically, in botany, the union or adhesion of different circles of inflorescence, as the calyx-tube to the ovary, in distinction from
coalescence, which denotes the union of members of the same circle only. Also called consolidation.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Bot.) The adhesion or cohesion of different floral verticils or sets of organs.
“The huge size of some trees has been, in some cases, attributed to the adnation of different stems.”
“The adnation of the peduncles of the inflorescences to the stem is typical in _Solanum_ and accidental in many other cases.”
“- Botany closely attached; related; grown together especially unusually. adnation, adonize v. - i. & t. ornament; adorn oneself (of men).”
“A similar adnation has been observed by the same botanist in _Lepidium sativum_ and _Sinapis ramosa_, as well as in other plants. [”
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