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Definition of the adjective adventive

What does adventive mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. not native and not fully established; locally or temporarily naturalized

Alternative definition of the adjective adventive


  1. See adventitious.
  2. [biology] Of a plant that is not native, but was introduced by humans to a place and has since become naturalized.

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Google previewA Dictionary of Plant Sciences (2012)

by Michael Allaby

adventive. polyembryony. Embryonic development (see EMBRYO) without * fertilization from cells that are not egg cells. See also POLYEMBRYONY. AE. See ACTUAL EVAPOTRANSPIRATION. ae. A standardized suffix used to indicate a ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Entomology (2011)

Endemic to Europe; Adventive to Australia (SA, VIC, NSW, TAS) where CC a pest of clover. Bivoltine; wingspan ca 12 mm. Hostplants include Chenopodaceae ( Atriplex, Chenopodium). CLOVER CUTWORM Discestra trifolii (Hufnagel) ...

Google previewSarup's Dictionary of Biotechnology (2000)

by Rita Singh

Somatic embryogenesis in angiosperm tree species is either analogous to adventive or crassinucellate angiosperms, nuclear polyembryony as in Citrus or adventive zygotic polyembryony as in immature zygotic embryos of Juglans. The key ...

Google previewMansfeld's Encyclopedia of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops (2001)

(Except Ornamentals) by Peter Hanelt, Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research

Europe, Caucasus, NW Siberia, N Africa; adventive in North and South America and in Australia. Occasionally cultivated in Mexico as a medicinal plant.

Google previewAcademic Press Dictionary of Science and Technology (1992)

by Christopher G. Morris, Academic Press

adventive cone Volcanology. a volcanic cone on the flank of, and subsidiary to, a larger cone. adventive crater Volcanology. a crater on the flank of a large volcanic cone. adverse Botany, of a leaf, turning inward toward ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Genetics, Genomics, Proteomics, and Informatics (2008)

by George P. Rédei

Adventive Embryos: Adventive Embryos develop from the diploid tissues of the plant nucellus (without fertilization); they occur commonly in citruses. ▷apomixia, ▷nucellus AE Genes: Annotated expressed genes. ▷annotation, ▷ANE genes ...

Google previewThe American Heritage Science Dictionary (2005)

by American Heritage Dictionary

adventive (ad- ven'tiv) Not ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Genomics, Transcriptomics and Proteomics (2015)

by Guenter Kahl

Somatic embryo (adventive embryo, embryoid) Somatic gene therapy (somatic cell genetic engineering) RNA polymerase complex. 2191 recombination(s) leading to the total → deletion of the interior part of the retroposon and one LTR.

Google previewCRC Dictionary of Agricultural Sciences (2001)

by Robert Alan Lewis

adventive. la: newly arrived; appearing. Ib: of or pertaining to an organism ...

Google previewJohnson's English Dictionary (1844)

by Samuel Johnson

Ac§ §§ ADVENTIVE, Ad-vén-dv. 157. m. s. The thing or rson that comes from without.

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Adventive Meaning

Video shows what adventive means. accidental. adventitious. Of a plant that is not native, but was introduced by humans to a place and has since become ...

Scrabble value of A1D2V4E1N1T1I1V4E1

The value of this 9-letter word is 16 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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