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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

(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.

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.

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.
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(3) People who are adventitiously blind develop their blindness later in life, possibly as a result of forces such as an accident, trauma, disease, or medication.
Sensory rehabilitation of the adventitiously deafened: Use of assistive communication and alerting devices.
Differences between people deaf-blind from birth and those adventitiously deaf-blind are noted.
As a further expression of the Romantic epitaphic mode, here infused with the elegiac, Wordsworth's text stands forth, not as adventitiously preachy but as programmatically congregational: offering a sociology of community in its founding dependence on the systematic naturalization of death and immortality.
What Morrison (adventitiously?) neglects to mention is that these contributors include people with AIDS, who are, therefore, never simply the textual objects of others' signifying practices.
The texts of Europe were both deliberately(1) (and sometimes adventitiously) deployed in the repression of the local and the concomitant reproduction and valorisation of Anglo-European culture at the colonised site, within and through not just the minds but the very bodies of the colonised.
Hence, the kingdom of God comes and will come adventitiously, as an advent breaking into time from outside.
persicaria, genotypes from Carex flacca populations that do not experience soil flooding were able to root adventitiously when subjected to flood treatments just as well as those from flooded sites, and did not differ in total biomass at any moisture treatment from such genotypes (Heathcote et al.
On the other hand, the adventitiously (non-congenitally visually impaired) blinded assembly worker with no usable sight may require much more than an adaptive device.
Albeit there are cases of genuine serial killings in which, just to make clear-cut taxonomy that bit more complicated, incidental extraneous benefits may adventitiously ensue.
It was his inspiring pen that made Walpole tremble in the recesses of the Treasury, and in a series of writings, unequalled in our literature for their spirited patriotism, their just and profound views, and the golden eloquence in which they are expressed, eradicated from Toryism all those absurd and odious doctrines which Toryism had adventitiously adopted, dearly developed its essential and permanent character ...