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con·ni·vent

 (kə-nī′vənt)
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.]

connivent

(kəˈnaɪvənt)
adj
(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

con•niv•ent

(kəˈnaɪ vənt)

adj.
converging, as petals.
[1635–45; < Latin connīvent-, s. of connīvēns, present participle of connīvēre. See connive, -ent]