from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Existing at birth or from the beginning; inborn or inherent.
- adj. Originating at the same time; related.
- adj. Being in close accord or sympathy; congenial: "In the wilderness, I find something more dear and connate than in streets and villages” ( Ralph Waldo Emerson).
- adj. Biology Joined or united with a structure of the same kind, as sepals or petals.
- adj. Geology Trapped in sediment or rock at the time of deposition: connate water.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. cognate
- adj. inborn
- adj. united with others of the same kind (especially of sepals or petals)
- adj. trapped within a rock at the time of its formation (especially of water or petroleum)
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Born with another; being of the same birth.
- adj. Congenital; existing from birth.
- adj. Congenitally united; growing from one base, or united at their bases; united into one body. See Illust. of Connate-perfoliate.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Inborn; implanted at or existing from birth; congenital.
- Cognate; allied in origin or nature.
- 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.
- In. botany, united congenitally: a general term including both adnate and coalescent. Some times coherent.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of similar parts or organs; closely joined or united
- adj. related in nature
Late Latin connātus, past participle of connāscī, to be born with : Latin com-, com- + Latin nāscī, to be born; see genə- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin connatus. See cognate. (Wiktionary)