American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1

Author: Noah Webster


ADNA’TA, n. [L. ad and natus, grown from nascor, to grow.]

1. In anatomy, one of the coats of the eye, which is also called albuginea, and is sometimes confounded with the conjunctive. It lies between the sclerotica, and conjunctiva.

2. Such parts of animal or vegetable bodies, as are usual and natural, as the hair, wool, horns; or accidental, as fungus, mistletoe, and excrescences.

3. Offsets of plants, germinating under ground as from the lily, narcissus, and hyacinth.