adnate

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English[edit]

Adnate gills on a mushroom.

Etymology[edit]

From Latin adnatus, past participle of variant form of agnascor (born or growing at or upon)

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adnate (comparative more adnate, superlative most adnate)

  1. (botany, mycology) Linked or fused to something unlike itself.
    Adnate mushroom gills are broadly attached to the stalk slightly above the bottom of the gill, with most of the gill fused to the stem.
    An anther is adnate when fixed by its whole length to the filament.
  2. (zoology) Growing with one side adherent to a stem; applied to the lateral zooids of corals and other compound animals.

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Verb[edit]

adnāte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of adnō