Con"nate(?; 277), a. [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."
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.
(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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