from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Closely joined; grown together; united.
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- adj. Closely joined (by growing together)
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. United at the base, as contiguous lobes of a leaf.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- United or joined.
- Specifically— In entomology, united without perceptible articulation; connate.
- In botany, same as adnate.
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).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
"Humanity," said Elizabeth, "occupies a similarly equivocal position among the coadunate races of the Galactic Milieu."