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Medical Term:

adventitious

Pronunciation: ad-ven-tish′ŭs

Definition:

  1. Arising from an external source or occurring in an unusual place or manner.
  2. Occurring accidentally or spontaneously, as opposed to naturally or through heredity.

Synonym(s): adventitial

See Also: extrinsic

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