- adventitious ► ADJECTIVE 1) happening according to chance. 2) Botany (of roots) growing directly from the stem or other upper part of a plant.DERIVATIVES adventitiously adverb.ORIGIN Latin adventicius 'coming to us from abroad' .
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adventitiously — index unknowingly Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
Adventitiously — Adventitious Ad ven*ti tious, a. [L. adventitius.] 1. Added extrinsically; not essentially inherent; accidental or causal; additional; supervenient; foreign. [1913 Webster] To things of great dimensions, if we annex an adventitious idea of terror … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
adventitiously — adverb see adventitious … New Collegiate Dictionary
adventitiously — See adventitious. * * * … Universalium
adventitiously — adverb in an adventitious manner; sporadically … Wiktionary
adventitiously — adv. unexpectedly; randomly, by chance … English contemporary dictionary
adventitiously — ad·ven·ti·tious·ly … English syllables
adventitiously — adverb : in an adventitious manner … Useful english dictionary
adventitious — adventitiously, adv. adventitiousness, n. /ad veuhn tish euhs/, adj. 1. associated with something by chance rather than as an integral part; extrinsic. 2. Bot., Zool. appearing in an abnormal or unusual position or place, as a root. [1595 1605; < … Universalium
adventitious — adjective Etymology: Latin adventicius Date: 1603 1. coming from another source and not inherent or innate < a Federal house without adventitious later additions > 2. arising or occurring sporadically or in other than the usual location … New Collegiate Dictionary