adventitious definition

  • adjective:
    • Not inherent but included extrinsically. See Synonyms at accidental.
    • Biology Of or belonging to a structure that develops in a unique place: adventitious origins.
    • From an external origin; maybe not natural or inherent, foreign.
    • Accidental, additional, appearing casually.
    • Not congenital; obtained.
    • Developing in an unusual location or from a silly supply.
    • Added extrinsically; maybe not essentially inherent; accidental or causal; additional; supervenient; international.
    • out from the correct or normal spot.
    • Accidentally or sparingly natural in a country or region; maybe not fully naturalized; adventive; -- placed on foreign plants.
    • obtained, as diseases; accidental.
    • connected by chance rather than a built-in component
  • others:
    • Added extrinsically; perhaps not springing from essence for the subject, but from another origin; international; accidentally or casually acquired: applied to that which doesn't precisely are part of an interest, but which can be superadded or adopted, as in a picture or any other thing of beauty, so it can have additional energy or result.
    • In botany and zoology, showing up casually, or in an abnormal or uncommon place or destination; occurring as a straggler or away from its natural place or habitation; adventive.
    • In anatomy, associated with the nature of adventitia: since, the adventitious coat of an artery.
    • In phytogeography, naturalized from a distant development: opposed to *vicine. A term recommended by Pound and Clements. Compare adventitious, 2.

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