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connatural

[kuh-nach-er-uh l, -nach-ruh l] /kəˈnætʃ ər əl, -ˈnætʃ rəl/
adjective
1.
belonging to a person or thing by nature or from birth or origin; inborn.
2.
of the same or a similar nature.
Origin of connatural
1585-1595
1585-95; < Medieval Latin connātūrālis, equivalent to Latin con- con- + nātūrālis natural
Related forms
connaturally, adverb
connaturality, connaturalness, noun
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connatural

/kəˈnætʃərəl/
adjective
1.
having a similar nature or origin
2.
congenital or innate; connate
Derived Forms
connaturally, adverb
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