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.
He expresses the unalloyed sensibility of an artist in terms of delicious contemporary life and gives us, adventitiously, romance.
Since Czanne Clive Bell
added or appearing accidentally or unexpectedly
(of a plant or animal part) developing in an abnormal position, as a root that grows from a stem
“of the nature of an addition from without,” c.1600, from Medieval Latin adventitius “coming from abroad, extraneous,” a corruption of Latin adventicius “foreign, strange, accidental,” from advent- past participle stem of advenire “arrive” (see advent). Related: Adventitiously; adventitiousness.
adventitious ad·ven·ti·tious (ād’věn-tĭsh’əs, -vən-)
Arising from an external source or occurring in an unusual place or manner; extrinsic.
Occurring accidentally or spontaneously, not caused by heredity.
- 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