connate

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English[edit]

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

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From Latin connatus. Doublet of cognate.

Adjective[edit]

connate (comparative more connate, superlative most connate)

  1. Of the same or a similar nature; proceeding from the same stock or root.
    Synonyms: akin, cognate; see also Thesaurus:akin
  2. Inborn.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:innate
  3. (botany) United with other organs of the same kind (for example sepals connate with sepals, petals connate with petals, or stamens with stamens).
    Antonym: 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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