verb (used without object), co·a·lesced, co·a·lesc·ing.
verb (used with object), co·a·lesced, co·a·lesc·ing.
- coal-tar creosote,
- coal-tar pitch,
Origin of coalesce
Examples from the Web for coalescent
Her Song is heard, a mutter of music, low yet coalescent in slow estrangement from her lips.The Masque of the Elements|Herman Scheffauer
Flagellum of the antenna with six coalescent pseudo-segments; maxilla blunt.Handbook of Medical Entomology|William Albert Riley
Two of the three green spots, which have become still more enlarged, are coalescent.Studies in the Theory of Descent (Volumes 1 and 2)|August Weismann
This term is the counterpart of coalescent, as free is the counterpart of adnate.The Elements of Botany|Asa Gray
The optic lobes are smaller than the hemispheres and also coalescent.A Guide to the Study of Fishes, Volume 1 (of 2)|David Starr Jordan
Word Origin for coalesce
1540s, from Latin coalescere "to unite, grow together, become one in growth," from com- "together" (see co-) + alescere "to grow up" (see adolescent). Related: Coalesced; coalescing; coalescence; coalescent.