Ad"nate (#), a. [L. adnatus, p. p. of adnasci. See Adnascent, and cf. Agnate.]
Grown to congenitally.
Growing together; -- said only of organic cohesion of unlike parts.
An anther is adnate when fixed by its whole length to the filament.
Growing with one side adherent to a stem; -- a term applied to the lateral zooids of corals and other compound animals.
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