a·dul·ter·ine (ə-dŭltə-rīn′, -rēn′)
1. Characterized by adulteration; spurious.
2. Born of adultery: adulterine offspring.
[Latin adulterīnus, from adulter, adulterer, perhaps back-formation from adulterāre, to pollute; see ADULTERATE.]
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