Meaning of adpress in English:


Pronunciation /ədˈprɛs/ /adˈprɛs/


Botany Zoology
  • To press closely to a surface, to lay flat; to press (surfaces or objects) to each other.


Late 19th century; earliest use found in Charles Darwin (1809–1882), naturalist, geologist, and originator of the theory of natural selection. From classical Latin adpress-, past participial stem of adprimere (also apprimere) to press to or on from ad- + premere to press.