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[koh-aj-uh-nit, -neyt]
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adjective Zoology, Botany.
  1. united by growth.

Origin of coadunate

1600–10; < Late Latin coadūnātus (past participle of coadūnāre to unite), equivalent to co- co- + ad- ad- + ūn(us) one + -ātus -ate1
Related formsco·ad·u·na·tion, noun
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Examples from the Web for coadunate

Historical Examples

  • Coadunate: joined together at base; two or more joined together; said of elytra when permanently united at the suture.

    Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology

    John. B. Smith

British Dictionary definitions for coadunate


  1. biology another word for connate (def. 3)
Derived Formscoadunation, nouncoadunative, adjective

Word Origin

C19: from Late Latin coadūnāre to join together, from Latin adūnāre to join to, from ūnus one
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