Connivent meaning

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Converging and touching but not fused, as the stamens in certain flowers.
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With the ends inclined toward each other, as wings or anthers.
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Converging and touching but not fused, as the stamens in certain flowers.
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Connivent justice.

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(biology) Brought close together; arched inward so that the points meet; converging; in close contact.

The connivent petals of a flower, wings of an insect, or folds of membrane in the human system, etc.

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Origin of connivent

  • Latin connīvēns connīvent- present participle of connīvēre to be tightly closed
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Latin connivens, present participle.
    From Wiktionary