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ad·ven·ti·tious / ˌadvenˈtishəs/ • adj. happening or carried on according to chance rather than design or inherent nature. ∎  coming from outside; not native: the adventitious population. ∎  Biol. formed accidentally or in an unusual anatomical position: propagation of sour cherries by adventitious shoots. ∎  Bot. (of a root) growing directly from the stem or other upper part of a plant. DERIVATIVES: ad·ven·ti·tious·ly adv.

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adventitious Describing organs or other structures that arise in unusual positions. For example, ivy has adventitious roots growing from its stems.

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adventitious coming from without, accidental, casual. XVII. f. adventitius, medL. sp. of L. adventīcius, f. advent-; see prec. and -ITIOUS1.

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adventitious (ad-ven-ti-shŭs) adj.
1. occurring in a place other than the usual one.

2. relating to the adventitia.

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adventitious Growing from an unusual position (e.g. roots from a leaf or stem).

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adventitious Growing from an unusual position, e.g. roots from a leaf or stem.

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