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  • adj. Serving to connect or annex.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Connecting; annexing.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Annexing; connecting or joining one thing with another.


Latin annectere to tie or bind to. See annex. (Wiktionary)


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  • From such species we pass through an annectent series of increasingly nomadic forms inhabiting increasingly populous formicaries, until we reach the apogee of development of the ever-hungry societies in the higher Doryline genera of Dorylus and Eciton, the driver ants of Africa and America.

    - Caryl P. Haskins, Of Ants and Men, 1939, p. 34

    December 5, 2008