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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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Five days after initiation, the adventitious roots transferred to media of orthogonal design began to expand, except those in medium No.
Table 2: Interactive effects of phosphorus with in vifro-induced salinity on adventitious root growth of cucumber microcultured on proliferation medium.
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.
Layering is a method of propagation in which adventitious roots develop before removal of the shoot from the mother plant.
During the last experiment, a small number of root apices were excised from adventitious roots of stem cuttings from B.
The adventitious root initials (growing points) may develop after cuttings are taken, or they may be preformed but dormant in the vegetative tissue before the cutting is taken.
Temperature effects on adventitious root development in blue grama seedlings.
Relationship between sponges and adventitious root production
Adventitious root formation without rooting medium in etiolated shoots of 'duke' avocado (Persea americana) growing on nurse plants.