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adj. Biology
Converging and touching but not fused, as the stamens in certain flowers.

[Latin connīvēns, connīvent-, present participle of connīvēre, to be tightly closed.]


(Biology) (of parts of plants and animals) touching without being fused, as some petals, insect wings, etc
[C17: from Latin connīvēns, from connīvēre to shut the eyes, connive]
conˈnivently adv


(kəˈnaɪ vənt)

converging, as petals.
[1635–45; < Latin connīvent-, s. of connīvēns, present participle of connīvēre. See connive, -ent]
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Conjunctal veins: (0) joining and fusing with the principal vein, opposite; (1) joining and fusing with the principal vein, alternate; (2) incipiently connivent, with only a few strands merging; (3) connivent with the principal (i.
One is the position of the retinacle: When the filament is present, it lifts the anther above the thickest portion of the style head, so that the five anthers are connivent above it and are fused to the style head above its thickest portion (e.
Androecium: stamens [1 (Usteria)-]4-5(-16), isomerous, alternipetalous, adnate to corolla: anthers bisporangiate or tetrasporangiate, dithecal and introrse; dehiscing via longitudinal slits; usually isostylous, occasionally heterostylous (Gelsemieae); usually free, rarely connivent (Gardneria).