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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.

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Table 2: Interactive effects of phosphorus with in vifro-induced salinity on adventitious root growth of cucumber microcultured on proliferation medium.
Effect of time period (from 7th day to 22nd day) variation on percentage of roots and adventitious roots formation was noted.
1985) found that ethanol, methanol and acetone stimulated the formation of adventitious roots in cuttings derived from etiolated hypocotyls of Vigna radiata.
Effects of dietary wild-ginseng adventitious root meal on growth performance, blood characteristics and meat quality in growing-finishing pigs.
Adventitious root, tillering counts, plant height (cm), and root and plant dry weight (mg/plant) of winter wheat for 3 opening configurations in 2004-05 and 2005-06 Means within a column followed by the same letters are not significantly different at P = 0.
There were the tap root, the first to emerge in germination; the lateral roots that do the real exploring in the soil; and adventitious roots that initiate from the stem and keep the plant standing up.
Significant reductions in adventitious root fresh and dry weights and an increase in their corresponding reduction percentages were observed for each increase in NaCl concentration.
Nitric oxide mediates the indole acetic acid induction activation of a mitogen-activated protein kinase cascade involved in adventitious root development.
Auxin is the major growth-promoting hormone for the initiation of lateral and adventitious root growth.
Variations in endogenous cytokinin content during adventitious root formation in pea cuttings.