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Related to connivent: convenient
Converging and touching but not fused, as the stamens in certain flowers.
[Latin connīvēns, connīvent-, present participle of connīvēre, to be tightly closed.]
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(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]
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converging, as petals.
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