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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Adnate  \Ad"nate\,  a.  [L.  adnatus  p.  p.  of  adnasci  See 
  {Adnascent},  and  cf  {Agnate}.] 
  1.  (Physiol.)  Grown  to  congenitally. 
 
  2.  (Bot.)  Growing  together;  --  said  only  of  organic  cohesion 
  of  unlike  parts 
 
  An  anther  is  adnate  when  fixed  by  its  whole  length 
  to  the  filament.  --Gray. 
 
  3.  (Zo["o]l.)  Growing  with  one  side  adherent  to  a  stem;  --  a 
  term  applied  to  the  lateral  zooids  of  corals  and  other 
  compound  animals. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  adnate 
  adj  :  (biology)  of  unlike  parts  or  organs;  growing  closely 
  attached;  "a  calyx  adnate  to  the  ovary"  [ant:  {connate}] 




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