Adventitious

Definition of Adventitious

Ad`ven`ti´tious
a.1.Added extrinsically; not essentially inherent; accidental or causal; additional; supervenient; foreign.
To things of great dimensions, if we annex an adventitious idea of terror, they become without comparison greater.
- Burke.
2.(Nat. Hist.) Out of the proper or usual place; as, adventitious buds or roots.
3.(Bot.) Accidentally or sparingly spontaneous in a country or district; not fully naturalized; adventive; - applied to foreign plants.
4.(Med.) Acquired, as diseases; accidental.

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