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adnate (adjective) – (1) closely attached; sitting on a very short, constricted base or extremely short, broadened stalk; sessile with a constricted base, like a button; usually used for apothecia or apothecioid (disk-shaped) ascocarps that are sessile with a distinctly constricted base and thus are only centrally attached by a broadened attachment point, looking like a button; more broadly also used to any structure that is closely attached, basally constricted and has no distinct, or only an extremely short stalk, e. g., isidia of Parmelina pastillifera (Harm.) Hale. Related terms: appressed, sessile.

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