As adjectives the difference between adnate and subadnate
is that adnate
is (botany|mycology) linked or fused to something unlike itself while subadnate
is (mycology) loosely linked or fused to something unlike itself; slightly adnate.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
(botany, mycology) Linked or fused to something unlike itself.
- Adnate mushroom gills are broadly attached to the stalk slightly above the bottom of the gill, with most of the gill fused to the stem.
(zoology) Growing with one side adherent to a stem; applied to the lateral zooids of corals and other compound animals.
- An anther is adnate when fixed by its whole length to the filament.
(mycology) Loosely linked or fused to something unlike itself; slightly adnate.