con nation



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)

connately, adverb
connateness, noun
connation [kuh-ney-shuhn] , noun
subconnate, adjective
subconnation, noun Unabridged
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connate (ˈkɒneɪt)
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
[C17: from Late Latin connātus born at the same time, from Latin nātus, from nāscī to be born]

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Word Origin & History

1640s, from L. connatus "born together, twins," pp. of connasci "to be born together," from con- "together" + nasci "to be born" (Old L. gnasci; see genus). Related: Connation (1846).
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connate   (kŏn'āt', kŏ-nāt')  Pronunciation Key 
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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