Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Closely joined; grown together; united.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • United or joined.
  • Specifically— In entomology, united without perceptible articulation; connate.
  • In botany, same as adnate.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Bot.) United at the base, as contiguous lobes of a leaf.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective botany Closely joined (by growing together)

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Late Latin coadūnātus, past participle of coadūnāre, to combine : Latin co-, co- + Latin adūnāre, to unite (ad-, ad- + ūnus, one; see oi-no- in Indo-European roots).]

Examples

  • "Humanity," said Elizabeth, "occupies a similarly equivocal position among the coadunate races of the Galactic Milieu."

    The Golden Torc

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  • To unite; to combine. (from Phrontistery)

    May 25, 2008