adventitious

(redirected from Adventive root)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to Adventive root: Adventitious sprouting

adventitious

adjective accidental, acquired, casual, circumstantial, external, extraneous, extrinsic, extroverted, foreign, fortuitous, incidental, outward, outward-looking, random, subordinate, subsidiary, transcendent, unwitting
See also: fortuitous, haphazard, unintentional, unwitting

ADVENTITIOUS, adventitius. From advenio; what comes incidentally; us adventitia bona, goods that, fall to a man otherwise than by inheritance; or adventitia dos, a dowry or portion given by some other friend beside the parent.