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 (kŏn′āt′, kŏ-nāt′)
1. Existing at birth or from the beginning; inborn or inherent.
2. Originating at the same time; related.
3. Being in close accord or sympathy; congenial: "In the wilderness, I find something more dear and connate than in streets and villages" (Ralph Waldo Emerson).
4. Biology Joined or united with a structure of the same kind, as sepals or petals.
5. Geology Trapped in sediment or rock at the time of deposition: connate water.

[Late Latin connātus, past participle of connāscī, to be born with : Latin com-, com- + Latin nāscī, to be born; see genə- in Indo-European roots.]

con′nate′ly adv.
con′nate′ness n.
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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) biology Also called: coadunate (of similar parts or organs) closely joined or united together by growth
4. (Geological Science) 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]
ˈconnately adv
ˈconnateness n
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(ˈkɒn eɪt)

1. existing in a person or thing from birth or origin; inborn.
2. associated in birth or origin.
3. allied or agreeing in nature; cognate.
4. (of anatomical parts) firmly united; fused.
5. congenitally joined, as leaves.
6. 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]
con′nate•ly, adv.
con′nate•ness, n.
con•na•tion (kəˈneɪ ʃən) n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.connate - of similar parts or organs; closely joined or united; "a connate tomato flower"
biological science, biology - the science that studies living organisms
adnate - of unlike parts or organs; growing closely attached; "a calyx adnate to the ovary"
2.connate - related in nature; "connate qualities"
related, related to - being connected either logically or causally or by shared characteristics ; "painting and the related arts"; "school-related activities"; "related to micelle formation is the...ability of detergent actives to congregate at oil-water interfaces"
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Connected by or as if by kinship or common origin:
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And so we say that the Judgment is distant or near, that the Millennium approaches, that a day of certain political, moral, social reforms is at hand, and the like, when we mean that in the nature of things one of the facts we contemplate is external and fugitive, and the other is permanent and connate with the soul.
As Clausewitz stresses, "it must be observed that the phrase the natural tendency of war, is used in its philosophical, strictly logical sense alone and does not refer to the tendencies of the forces that are actually engaged in the fighting--including--for instance, the morale and emotions of the combatants." (4) This is an admittedly troubling passage for universalists who connate the nature of war with the Clausewitzian trinity.
Connate water usually is in the range of 10 % to 40 % in most rocks.
2010), salt incorporated in marine sediments at the time of deposition (connate salt) and the process of geological weathering (e.g.
where [P.sub.cave], [K.sub.ave], and [[phi].sub.ave] are average capillary pressure, permeability, and porosity of plugs under the same water saturation; [sigma] is interfacial tension; [theta] is wetting angle; [S.sub.wn] is normalized water saturation; [S.sub.w] is water saturation; [S.sub.wc] is connate water saturation; [S.sub.or] is irreducible oil saturation.
(iii) Fluid salinity locally increased through halite dissolution or fluid mixing with connate waters due to the interaction with lithologies overlying the aquifer.
Antenna (n = 5): scape obconical 0.09-0.10 mm long, pedicel globose 0.06 mm long, and flagellomeres binodal and tricircumfilar; nodes, internodes, and necks setulose; basal and distal circumfila of each flagellomere with loops regular in length; reduced mid-circumfila (Figure 6); flagellomeres 1 and 2 connate; flagellomeres 1 + 2, 0.43-0.48 mm long; flagellomeres 3 and 4, 0.20-0.21 mm long; flagellomere 5, 0.20-0.22 mm long; flagellomere 6, 0.20-0.23 mm long; flagellomeres 7-9, 0.20-0.22 mm long; flagellomeres 10 and 11, 0.20-0.21 mm; and flagellomere 12, 0.20-0.22 mm long with setulose apical process 0.05-0.07 mm long.
The connate endeavors are neither static nor set for continuous growth.
The prominent nasal plate, protibiae without mucro, 1st ventrite shorter than 2nd and 3rd ventrites combined; tarsal claws connate at base, scrobes oblique, mentum with setae and postocular lobes with long vibrissae indicate placement in the genus Cydianerus.