Meaning of admotive in English:


Pronunciation /ədˈməʊtɪv/ /adˈməʊtɪv/


rare Botany
  • Of germination: such that the testa of the seed remains attached to the base of the cotyledon, and the seedling develops next to the seed. Contrasted with remotive.


Early 19th century; earliest use found in John Lindley (1799–1865), botanist and horticulturist. From classical Latin admōt-, past participial stem of admovēre admove + -ive, after French admotif.