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Definition of Adventitious


  1. Added extrinsically; not essentially inherent; accidental or causal; additional; supervenient; foreign.
  2. Out of the proper or usual place; as, adventitious buds or roots.
  3. Accidentally or sparingly spontaneous in a country or district; not fully naturalized; adventive; -- applied to foreign plants.
  4. Acquired, as diseases; accidental.

Adventitious Translations

adventitious in German is hinzukommend
adventitious in Spanish is adventicio