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. Zool.

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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