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connate


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Connate  \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.'' 
  --South. 
 
  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. 
  --Dunglison. 
 
  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}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  connate 
  adj  1:  (biology)  of  similar  parts  or  organs;  closely  joined  or 
  united;  "a  connate  tomato  flower"  [ant:  {adnate}] 
  2:  related  in  nature;  "connate  qualities"  [syn:  {cognate}] 




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