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connivent

[kuh-nahy-vuh nt] /kəˈnaɪ vənt/
adjective, Botany, Zoology
1.
converging, as petals.
Origin
1635-1645
1635-45; < Latin connīvent- (stem of connīvēns, present participle of connīvēre). See connive, -ent
Related forms
subconnivent, adjective
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connivent

/kəˈnaɪvənt/
adjective
1.
(of parts of plants and animals) touching without being fused, as some petals, insect wings, etc
Derived Forms
connivently, adverb
Word Origin
C17: from Latin connīvēns, from connīvēre to shut the eyes, connive
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Word Origin and History for subconnivent

connivent

adj.

1640s, from Latin conniventem (nominative connivens), present participle of connivere (see connive).

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