Definition of Connate

1. Adjective. Of similar parts or organs; closely joined or united. "A connate tomato flower"

Category relationships: Biological Science, Biology
Antonyms: Adnate



2. Adjective. Related in nature. "Connate qualities"
Exact synonyms: Cognate
Similar to: Related, Related To

Definition of Connate

1. a. Born with another; being of the same birth.

Definition of Connate

1. Adjective. cognate ¹

2. Adjective. inborn ¹

3. Adjective. (botany) united with others of the same kind (especially of sepals or petals) ¹

4. Adjective. (geology) trapped within a rock at the time of its formation (especially of water or petroleum) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Connate

1. innate [adj] - See also: innate

Medical Definition of Connate

1. Fused to another organ (or other organs) of the same kind. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Connate

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conking
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conky joes
conlang
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conman
conmen
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connaisseur
connaisseurs
connascence
connascent
connate (current term)
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connaturalizing
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connaturalness
connature
connatures

Literary usage of Connate

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1. Geology of the Non-metallic Mineral Deposits Other Than Silicates by Amadeus William Grabau (1920)
"CHAPTER IX' connate SALTS; THEIR ORIGIN AND METHOD OF CONCENTRATION Definition of the Term.—When marine sediments of any type are formed upon the sea bottom ..."

2. The Student's Flora of the British Islands by Joseph Dalton Hooker (1878)
"Bracts leafy, very large, connate. Calyx-limb sbort, persistent. ... Flowen sessile, connate by the ovaries. Calyx-limb deciduous. Corolla J in., pubescent, ..."

3. The Flora of British India by Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker (1890)
"Style* with hooked arms. Fruit T>5 in. diam., echinate.—Wight represents the filamente as wholly connate and the anthers as erect, ..."

4. Botany by Geological Survey of California, William Henry Brewer, Sereno Watson, Asa Gray (1880)
"... being the third connate pair of scales in the cone, the somewhat differently winged and shaped seed, and the arrangement of the leaves in four ranks. 1. ..."

5. Synoptical Flora of North America: The Gamopetalae, Being a Second Edition by Asa Gray (1888)
"... both sides. usually only uppermost pair connate into a disk and subtending the simple ... uppermost connate or occasionally distinct: spikes slender, ..."

6. A Contribution to Our Knowledge of Seedlings by John Lubbock (1892)
"29), which again are occasionally connate ... 30) they are petioled, and in D. nudicaule (fig. 32) the petioles are connate. FIo. 41! ..."

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