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connivent

[kə′nīv·ənt]
(biology)
Converging so as to meet, but not fused into a single part.
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straight-straight margins, lack of accessory veins, deciduous papillate apices, and clearly rosoid venation syndrome of nonjoining, connivent
Conjunctal veins: (0) joining and fusing with the principal vein, opposite; (1) joining and fusing with the principal vein, alternate; (2) incipiently connivent, with only a few strands merging; (3) connivent with the principal (i.e., running alongside it and splaying or ending concurrently in tooth epithem); (4) convergent but remaining separate; (5) only one conjunctal, joining; (6) "vitioid" tooth venation, in which alternate conjunctals split just before meeting the principal vein, with the admedial portion of the conjunctal joining the principal while the exmedial portion connives; (7) Cnestis N/A; (8) Disanthus N/A; (9) Griselinia N/A.
One is the position of the retinacle: When the filament is present, it lifts the anther above the thickest portion of the style head, so that the five anthers are connivent above it and are fused to the style head above its thickest portion (e.g., Fig.