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  • n. connection by birth; natural union

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Connection by birth; natural union.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Connection by birth; natural union.
  • n. In zoology and anatomy, the formation and production of two things together; original union; junction from the first: as, the connation of the toes of a palmiped bird by their-webs; connation of two processes of bone which arise by a, single center of ossification. Connation is an earlier and more intimate or complete union than confluence. See confluent, 2.
  • n. In botany, the act of growing together, or the state of being grown together, as in connate leaves or petioles. See connate leaf (cut), under connate.


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