adnate

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adnate

(ăd′nāt′)
adj. Biology
Joined or united with a part or organ of a different kind, as stamens attached to petals.

ad·na′tion n.

adnate

(of a structure) joined to an organ of a different kind.
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Parsimony optimization implies that the ovary was at least partly inferior; the combination of free carpels and adnation of other parts to them is rare in living plants, but it does occur (e.g., in Saruma, Aristolochiaceae: Dickison, 1992).