adventitious cyst n.
associated with something by chance rather than as an integral part; extrinsic. Botany, Zoology. appearing in an abnormal or unusual position or place, as a root. Historical Examples He expresses the unalloyed sensibility of an artist in terms of delicious contemporary life and gives us, adventitiously, romance. Since Czanne Clive Bell adjective added or appearing […]
- Adventitious root
adventitious root adventitious root (ād’věn-tĭsh’əs) A root growing from a location other than the underground, descending portion of the axis of a plant, as from a stem or leaf.
not native and usually not yet well established, as exotic plants or animals. an adventive plant or animal. Historical Examples Denmark (Henriksen, 1939): adventive ; origin mostly Jamaica. The Biotic Associations of Cockroaches Louis M. Roth England (Bunting, 1955): adventive, on bananas from Dominica. The Biotic Associations of Cockroaches Louis M. Roth Hormetica laevigata, Wales […]
an exciting or very unusual experience. participation in exciting undertakings or enterprises: the spirit of adventure. a bold, usually risky undertaking; hazardous action of uncertain outcome. a commercial or financial speculation of any kind; venture. Obsolete. peril; danger; risk. chance; fortune; luck. to risk or hazard. to take the chance of; dare. to venture to […]
- Adventure athlete
noun an athlete who participates strictly in adventure racing