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Definition of the adjective adventitious

What does adventitious mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective

  1. associated by chance and not an integral part
    • example: they had to decide whether his misconduct was adventitious or the result of a flaw in his character
    • similar: extrinsic

Alternative definition of the adjective adventitious

adjective

  1. From an external source; not innate or inherent, foreign.
  2. Accidental, additional, appearing casually.
  3. [genetics, medicine] Not congenital; acquired.
  4. [biology] Developing in an unusual place or from an unusual source.

Explanation

Adventitious a.k.a. Adventitiousness: Adventitious has various meanings in various disciplines and in general usage.

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Deserts (1999)

by Michael A. Mares, Oklahoma Museum of Natural History (Norman, Okla.)

PLANT ROOTS, ADVENTITIOUS fied because the plants that exist in the climax reproduce themselves, and all age classes of all the species are represented in the same proportions, meaning that a stable, self-replicating community had ...

Google previewMosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions (2016)

by Mosby

adult rickets 48 adventitious sound Diffuse alveolar damage in adult respiratory distress syndrome (Finkbeiner, Ursell, and Davis, 2009) adult rickets. See osteomalacia. adult rotavirus (ADRV), a form of rotavirus that causes severe diarrhea in ...

Google previewMosby's Medical Dictionary (2016)

by Mosby

adult rickets 48 adventitious sound Diffuse alveolar damage in adult respiratory distress syndrome (Finkbeiner, Ursell, and Davis, 2009) adult rickets. See osteomalacia. adult rotavirus (ADRV), a form of rotavirus that causes severe diarrhea in ...

Google previewDictionary for Managing Trees in Urban Environments (2009)

by Danny B. Draper, Peter A. Richards

Acoustic resonance Adventitious root mass of drying and aeration of previously saturated anaerobic soil material. Usually with a pH of <4.0 when measured in dry seasons conditions and overlying potential acid sulphate soils or soils with ...

Google previewFoods and Food Production Encyclopedia (2012)

by Douglas M. Considine

ADVENTITIOUS BUD. A bud that appears elsewhere than in the leaf axils or above them.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Quaternary Science (2013)

by Scott Elias, Cary Mock

Adventitious. Roots. Most tree species, especially flatrooting conifers, areable to produce adventitious root layerswhen the lowerpartofthe trunkisburied in accumulated material (Strunk, 1991). These accumulations are mostly related to flood, ...

Google previewUltimate Visual Dictionary (2011)

by DK

ADVENTITIOUS BUD Vegetative reproduction MANY PLANTS CAN PROPAGATE THEMSELVES by vegetative reproduction. In this process, part of a plant separates off, takes root, and grows into a new plant. Vegetative reproduction is a type ...

Google previewDictionary of Plant Breeding, Second Edition (2009)

by Rolf H. J. Schlegel

“Saratoga” in bromegrass, or “Pennlate” orchardgrass seed >>> Figures 50, 51 adventitious: Growing from an unusual position (e.g., roots from a leaf or stem) bot >>> Figure 28 >>> http://rootgenomics.missouri.edu adventitious bud: A bud ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia medica (1900)

After the cyst has been exposed and tapped, the adventitious capsule is firmly sutured to the edge of the parietal wound, the cyst is incised, the mother-cyst, daughter-cysts, and other contents are cleared out, the wall of the sac being ...

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It appears first, that liberty is a natural, and government an adventitious right, because all men were originally free. (Thomas Clarkson)
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Scrabble value of A1D2V4E1N1T1I1T1I1O1U1S1

The value of this 12-letter word is 16 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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