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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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