from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The state of being adnate; congenital union of different organs by their surfaces.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Bot.) The adhesion or cohesion of different floral verticils or sets of organs.
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- noun botany The
adhesionor cohesionof different floral verticilsor sets of organs.
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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. [