connate

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Tepals of Aloe florets are connate, joined at their edges to form tubes

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Latin connatus. Doublet of cognate.

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connate (comparative more connate, superlative most connate)

  1. Of the same or a similar nature; proceeding from the same stock or root.
  2. inborn
  3. (botany) united with other organs of the same kind (for example sepals connate with sepals, petals connate with petals, or stamens with stamens — contrast with adnate)
  4. (geology) trapped within a rock at the time of its formation (especially of water or petroleum)

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connate

  1. feminine plural of connato

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