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connate

[kon-eyt] /ˈkɒn eɪt/
adjective
1.
existing in a person or thing from birth or origin; inborn:
a connate sense of right and wrong.
2.
associated in birth or origin.
3.
allied or agreeing in nature; cognate.
4.
Anatomy. firmly united; fused.
5.
Botany. congenitally joined, as leaves.
6.
Geology. trapped in sediment at the time the sediment was deposited:
connate water.
Origin
1635-1645
1635-45; < Late Latin connātus (past participle of connāscī to be born at the same time with), equivalent to Latin con- con- + nā- (short stem of nāscī) + -tus past participle suffix (see nascent)
Related forms
connately, adverb
connateness, noun
connation
[kuh-ney-shuh n] /kəˈneɪ ʃən/ (Show IPA),
noun
subconnate, adjective
subconnation, noun
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Examples from the web for connate
  • connate water is water trapped in the interstices of sedimentary rocks at the time of their deposition.
  • Compatibility tests of injection fluid with reservoir or formation connate waters are sometimes necessary.
  • Ions in connate water come from the dissociation of salts and provide for the flow of electric current.
  • Long-range migration of formation fluids generally dilutes connate water.
British Dictionary definitions for connate

connate

/ˈkɒneɪt/
adjective
1.
existing in a person or thing from birth; congenital or innate
2.
allied or associated in nature or origin; cognate: connate qualities
3.
(biology) Also called coadunate. (of similar parts or organs) closely joined or united together by growth
4.
(geology) (of fluids) produced or originating at the same time as the rocks surrounding them: connate water
Derived Forms
connately, adverb
connateness, noun
Word Origin
C17: from Late Latin connātus born at the same time, from Latin nātus, from nāscī to be born
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Word Origin and History for connate
adj.

1640s, from Late Latin connatus "born together, twins," past participle of connasci "to be born together," from com- "together" (see com-) + nasci "to be born" (Old Latin gnasci; see genus). Related: Connation.

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connate in Science
connate
  (kŏn'āt', kŏ-nāt')   
Botany Joined with a part or organ of the same kind, as leaves that are joined at the base. Compare adnate.
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