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Adherent

Adherent
1. Sticking; clinging; adhering.
2. Attached as an attribute or circumstance.
3. (Science: botany) Congenitally united with an organ of another kind, as calyx with ovary, or stamens with petals.
Origin: L. Adhaerens, -entis, p. Pr., cf. F. Adherent.


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