Connation

Connation in plants is the developmental fusion of organs of the same type, for example, petals to one another to form a tubular corolla. This is in contrast to adnation, the fusion of dissimilar organs. Such organs are described as connate or adnate, respectively. When like organs that are usually well separated are placed next to each other, but...
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Connation

Con·na'tion noun Connection by birth; natural union. [ Obsolete] Dr. H. More.
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Connation

• (n.) Connection by birth; natural union.
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connation

(from the article `angiosperm`) Floral organs are often united or fused: connation is the fusion of similar organs—e.g., the fused petals in the morning glory; adnation is the ...
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