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

  • adj. Closely joined; grown together; united.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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."

    The Golden Torc


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