AskDefine | Define connate

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connate adj
1 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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  1. cognate
  2. inborn
  3. united with others of the same kind (especially of sepals or petals)
  4. trapped within a rock at the time of its formation (especially of water or petroleum)


  • Italian: connato (all)



  1. Feminine plural form of connato

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