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From the Latin connatus, meaning ‘born together’.

1 Applied to similar organs (e.g. leaves or petals) that are joined together. Compare adnate.

2 Applied to water that has remained trapped in a sedimentary rock since the original sediments were laid down in that water, prior to lithification. Connate water may be very old and saline.

Subjects: Ecology and Conservation.


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