Complete Definition of "adventitious"

English

Etymology
Latin adventicius, "foreign", from advenire, "to arrive"

Adjective
en-adj

  1. from an external source; not innate nor inherent
  2. (biology) developing in an unusual place or from an unusual source
  3. not congenital

Translations
French: acquis(1,3), adventice (1,2)

Derived terms
adventitiously
adventitiousness

Related terms
extrinsic
spontaneous
sporadic
accidental

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