Pronunciation: (kon'āt),[key] —adj. 1. existing in a person or thing from birth or origin; inborn: a connate sense of right and wrong. 2. associated in birth or origin.
3. allied or agreeing in nature; cognate.
4. Anat.firmly united; fused.
5. Bot.congenitally joined, as leaves.
6. Geol.trapped in sediment at the time the sediment was deposited: connate water.