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  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj connate related in nature "connate qualities"
    • adj connate of similar parts or organs; closely joined or united "a connate tomato flower"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Connate Born with another; being of the same birth.
    • Connate 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 ."
    • Connate (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.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • connate Inborn; implanted at or existing from birth; congenital.
    • connate Cognate; allied in origin or nature.
    • connate In anat. and zoology, united; not separated by a, joint or suture; confluent; specifically, in entom., immovably united; soldered together. Thus, the menturn and ligula may be connate - that is, not separately movable.
    • connate In. botany, united congenitally: a general term including both adnate and coalescent. Some times coherent.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Connate kon′āt born with one's self: innate: allied: congenial
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. connatus,; con-, + natus, born, p. p. of nasci,. See, Cognate
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. con, with, and nasci, natus, to be born.


In literature:

The loves of animals are altogether united with their connate science, 96.
"The Delights of Wisdom Pertaining to Conjugial Love" by Emanuel Swedenborg
Connat; stamin 4, petal opposita; styli 4.
"Journals of Travels in Assam, Burma, Bhootan, Afghanistan and TheNeighbouring Countries" by William Griffith
Their knowledge is connate and is called instinct; but it belongs to the natural love in which they are.
"Earths In Our Solar System Which Are Called Planets, and Earths In The Starry Heaven Their Inhabitants, And The Spirits And Angels There" by Emanuel Swedenborg
Connate: united at base, or along the whole length.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
Styles are long, free or connate below.
"A Handbook of Some South Indian Grasses" by Rai Bahadur K. Ranga Achariyar
The stem is branched, connate from a common tuber.
"The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise" by M. E. Hard
Stipes long, erect, usually simple, rarely fasciculate and connate.
"The Myxomycetes of the Miami Valley, Ohio" by A. P. Morgan
Poetry, in a general sense, may be defined to be 'the expression of the imagination': and poetry is connate with the origin of man.
"English Critical Essays" by Various
In some of the species this sheath is connate with the base of the stem, firm and persistent.
"Student's Hand-book of Mushrooms of America, Edible and Poisonous" by Thomas Taylor
Caespitoso-connate, pileus and twisted stem thinner; g. crowded, white.
"European Fungus Flora: Agaricaceae" by George Massee
Stamens and style connate; anthers 1 or 2.
"The Manual of the Botany of the Northern United States" by Asa Gray
Each fortune's connate with the gazer's star, And tinted as she dreams.
"The Mortal Gods and Other Plays" by Olive Tilford Dargan
Now in these various forms and degrees of aggregation, may we not see paralleled the union of groups of connate tribes into nations?
"Illustrations of Universal Progress" by Herbert Spencer