ADVENTITIOUS


adventitious Audio pronunciation

adjective | ad-ven-TISH-us
What It Means
Adventitious means “coming from another source,” and it is used in formal writing. In botany, it means “arising or occurring sporadically in other than the usual location.”
// In his biography, the artist states that most of his ideas came from within and were not adventitious.
// The tomato plant forms adventitious roots along its stem.