from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To unite into a solid mass
- adj. Closely united by the coalescence of contiguous faces.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Closely united by the coalescence, or sticking together, of contiguous faces, as in the case of the cotyledons of the live-oak acorn.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Soldered together; consolidated as if soldered together; specifically, in botany, closely adherent, so as to be separated with difficulty, as the cotyledons of the horse-chestnut.
Latin conferruminare ("to cement"). (Wiktionary)