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Meaning of CONNATE

Pronunciation:  'kâneyt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  related in nature; "connate qualities"
  2. [adj]  (biology) of similar parts or organs; closely joined or united; "a connate tomato flower"

CONNATE is a 7 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: cognate, related, related to
 Antonyms: adnate



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Con"nate\ (?; 277), a. [L. connatus; con- + natus born,
p. p. of nasci. See {Cognate}.]
1. Born with another; being of the same birth.

2. Congenital; existing from birth. ``Connate notions.''

         A difference has been made by some; those diseases
         or conditions which are dependent on original
         conformation being called congenital; while the
         diseases of affections that may have supervened
         during gestation or delivery are called connate.

3. (Bot.) Congenitally united; growing from one base, or
   united at their bases; united into one body; as, connate
   leaves or athers. See Illust. of {Connate-perfoliate}.

Biology Dictionary
 Definition: Fused to another organ (or other organs) of the same kind.
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