Connate meaning

kŏn'āt', kŏ-nāt'
Existing at birth or from the beginning; inborn or inherent.
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Originating at the same time; related.
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Being in close accord or sympathy; congenial.
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Joined or united with a structure of the same kind, as sepals or petals.
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Trapped in sediment or rock at the time of deposition.

Connate water.

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Inborn; innate.
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Coexisting since birth or the beginning.
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Having the same origin or nature; related; cognate.
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Existing at birth or from the beginning; inborn or inherent.
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Joined or united with a structure of the same kind, as sepals or petals.
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Joined with a part or organ of the same kind, as leaves that are joined at the base.
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(botany) United with others of the same kind (especially of sepals or petals)
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(geology) Trapped within a rock at the time of its formation (especially of water or petroleum)
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Origin of connate

  • Late Latin connātus past participle of connāscī to be born with Latin com- com- Latin nāscī to be born genə- in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Latin connatus. See cognate.
    From Wiktionary