connately, adv.connateness, n.connation /keuh nay"sheuhn/, n.
/kon"ayt/, adj.
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. Anat. firmly united; fused.
5. Bot. congenitally joined, as leaves.
6. Geol. trapped in sediment at the time the sediment was deposited: connate water.
[1635-45; < LL connatus (ptp. of connasci to be born at the same time with), equiv. to L con- CON- + na- (short s. of nasci) + -tus ptp. suffix (see NASCENT)]

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