- Adventitious Ad`ven*ti"tious, a. [L. adventitius.]
1. Added extrinsically; not essentially inherent; accidental
or causal; additional; supervenient; foreign.
2. (Nat. Hist.) Out of the proper or usual place; as, adventitious buds or roots. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.
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