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  • adj. Not adhering.
  • adj. Free; not connected with the other organs.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Not adhering.
  • adj. Free; not connected with the other organs.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not adhering; specifically, in botany, free, or not attached to any other organ, as a calyx when perfectly detached from the ovary.

Etymologies

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in- +‎ adherent

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