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

  • adjective Existing at birth or from the beginning; inborn or inherent.
  • adjective Originating at the same time; related.
  • adjective Being in close accord or sympathy; congenial.
  • adjective Biology Joined or united with a structure of the same kind, as sepals or petals.
  • adjective Geology Trapped in sediment or rock at the time of deposition.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Inborn; implanted at or existing from birth; congenital.
  • Cognate; allied in origin or nature.
  • In anat. and zoology, united; not separated by a, joint or suture; confluent; specifically, in entom., immovably united; soldered together. Thus, the menturn and ligula may be connate - that is, not separately movable.
  • In. botany, united congenitally: a general term including both adnate and coalescent. Some times coherent.

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

  • adjective Born with another; being of the same birth.
  • adjective Congenital; existing from birth.
  • adjective (Bot.) Congenitally united; growing from one base, or united at their bases; united into one body. See Illust. of Connate-perfoliate.

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

  • adjective cognate
  • adjective inborn
  • adjective botany united with others of the same kind (especially of sepals or petals)
  • adjective geology trapped within a rock at the time of its formation (especially of water or petroleum)

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective of similar parts or organs; closely joined or united
  • adjective related in nature


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

[Late Latin connātus, past participle of connāscī, to be born with : Latin com-, com- + Latin nāscī, to be born; see genə- in Indo-European roots.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Latin connatus. See cognate.



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  • The beasts have convened to debate:

    Should jackal or louse bear the weight,

    Or lizard take blame

    Sparing others the shame

    That Donald and they be connate.

    January 18, 2019