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e·nate

 (ĭ-nāt′, ē′nāt′)
adj.
1. Growing outward.
2. also e·nat·ic (ĭ-năt′ĭk) Related on the mother's side.
n.
A relative on one's mother's side.

[Latin ēnātus, past participle of ēnāscī, to issue forth : ē-, ex-, ex- + nāscī, to be born; see genə- in Indo-European roots.]
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enate

(ˈiːneɪt)
adj
1. (Biology) biology growing out or outwards
2. (Genetics) related on the side of the mother
n
(Genetics) a relative on the mother's side
[C17: from Latin ēnātus, from ēnāscī to be born from, from nāscī to be born]
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e•nate

(ˈi neɪt)

n.
1. a person related on one's mother's side.
adj.
2. Also, e•nat•ic (iˈnæt ɪk) related on one's mother's side.
[1660–70; < Latin ēnātus, past participle of ēnāscī to spring forth =ē- e- + nāscī to be born]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.enate - one related on the mother's sideenate - one related on the mother's side  
relative, relation - a person related by blood or marriage; "police are searching for relatives of the deceased"; "he has distant relations back in New Jersey"
Adj.1.enate - related on the mother's sideenate - related on the mother's side; "my maternal grandmother"
related - connected by kinship, common origin, or marriage
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