|a.||1.||(Physiol.) Grown to congenitally.|
|2.||(Bot.) Growing together; - said only of organic cohesion of unlike parts.|
|3.||(Zool.) Growing with one side adherent to a stem; - a term applied to the lateral zooids of corals and other compound animals.|
|Adj.||1.||adnate - of unlike parts or organs; growing closely attached; "a calyx adnate to the ovary"|
connate - of similar parts or organs; closely joined or united; "a connate tomato flower"