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adventitious

 [ad″ven-tish´us]
not normal to a part.

ad·ven·ti·tious

(ad-ven-tish'ŭs),
1. Arising from an external source or occurring in an unusual place or manner.
See also: extrinsic.
2. Occurring accidentally or spontaneously, as opposed to naturally or through heredity.
3. Synonym(s): adventitial

adventitious

/ad·ven·ti·tious/ (ad″ven-tish´us)
1. accidental or acquired; not natural or hereditary.
2. found out of the normal or usual place.

adventitious

(ăd′vĕn-tĭsh′əs, -vən-)
adj.
1. Arising from an external cause or factor; not inherent: "These rodents ... appear suddenly in the Oligocene, as if by adventitious entrance independent of the rest of the fauna" (George Gaylord Simpson).
2. Biology Of or belonging to a structure that develops in an unusual place: adventitious roots.

ad′ven·ti′tious·ly adv.
ad′ven·ti′tious·ness n.

adventitious

1 pertaining to an accidental condition or an arbitrary action.
2 not hereditary.
3 occurring at an inappropriate place, such as a coating on an artery.

ad·ven·ti·tious

(ad'vĕn-tish'ŭs)
1. Arising from an external source or occurring in an unusual place or manner.
See also: extrinsic
2. Occurring accidentally or spontaneously, as opposed to natural causes or hereditary.
3. Synonym(s): adventitial.

adventitious

1. Accidentally acquired or added by chance.
2. Occurring in an unusual place or in an irregular manner.

adventitious

  1. (of a root) growing laterally from a stem rather than the main root, e.g. prop roots of maize, clinging roots of climbing vines, and roots of BULBS, such as the daffodil.
  2. (of a bud) not developing in a leaf axil, as in Begonia where such buds can be produced from leaf wounds.

adventitious

formed after birth

ad·ven·ti·tious

(ad'vĕn-tish'ŭs)
1. Arising from an external source or occurring in an unusual place or manner.
2. Occurring accidentally or spontaneously, as opposed to naturally or through heredity.
3. Synonym(s): adventitial.

adventitious

1. accidental or acquired.
2. not in the usual place.

adventitious breath sounds
see breath sounds.
adventitious movements
purposeless movements; as seen in distemper myoclonus in dogs.