existing in a person or thing from birth or origin; inborn: a connate sense of right and wrong.
associated in birth or origin.
allied or agreeing in nature; cognate.
Anatomy. firmly united; fused.
Botany. congenitally joined, as leaves.
Geology. trapped in sediment at the time the sediment was deposited: connate water.

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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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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Connate water is water trapped in the interstices of sedimentary rocks at the time of their deposition.
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.
Compatibility tests of injection fluid with reservoir or formation connate waters are sometimes necessary.
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