Adventitious (adjective)

  1. Happening or occurring by chance or unexpectedly.
  2. Not arising from or inherent in a particular situation, substance or organism.


Derived from the latin word adventicius, meaning 'coming from without'.


  1. The adventitious discovery of oil in the area brought sudden prosperity.
  2. The adventitious root system is capable of absorbing water and nutrients.
  3. An adventitious meeting led to a lifelong friendship.
  4. Adventitious sounds are unintentional sounds in audio recording.
  5. The adventitious spores were removed from the plant tissue.
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