Connate Con"nate (?; 277), a. [L. connatus; con- + natus born, p. p. of nasci. See {Cognate}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Born with another; being of the same birth. [1913 Webster]

2. Congenital; existing from birth. ``Connate notions.'' --South. [1913 Webster]

A difference has been made by some; those diseases or conditions which are dependent on original conformation being called congenital; while the diseases of affections that may have supervened during gestation or delivery are called connate. --Dunglison. [1913 Webster]

3. (Bot.) Congenitally united; growing from one base, or united at their bases; united into one body; as, connate leaves or athers. See Illust. of {Connate-perfoliate}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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