Con"nate [L. connatus; con- + natus born, p.p. of nasci. See Cognate.]

1.

Born with another; being of the same birth.

2.

Congenital; existing from birth.

"Connate notions."

South.

A difference has been made by some; those diseases or conditions which are dependent on original conformation being called congenital; while the diseases of affections that may have supervened during gestation or delivery are called connate. Dunglison.

3. Bot.

Congenitally united; growing from one base, or united at their bases; united into one body; as, connate leaves or athers. See Illust. of Connate-perfoliate.

 

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