nasc-, nat-

(Latin: born, birth)

adnascent (ad NAY suhnt) (adjective) (no comparatives)
1. A reference to something that is growing next to or is adhering to something else: There are adnascent parts in plants and even adnascent segments in animals that are connected to each other.
2. Etymology: from Latin adnascens, past participle of anaasi, "to be born, to grow".
adnate (AD nayt) (adjective), more adnate, most adnate
1. A reference to something that is congenitally united or grown together: The adnate parts of flowers include stamens or the pollen-producing organs of flowers that are attached to petals or the modified leaves that surround the reproducing parts of flowers.
2. The union or cohesion of parts not normally joined together: When there is an adnate organ, it is considered to be of a different kind and not a usual one.
3. Etymology: from Latin agnatus, from agnasci, "to become"; from ad, " to" + nasci, "to be born".
adnation (ad NAY shuhn) (s) (noun), adnations (pl)
That which has united to something else or a growth with one side sticking to a stem: Adnation in plants is the union of parts that are not like the others; organically united or fused with another dissimilar part; such as, stamens that are attached to petals
agnate (AG nayt) (s) (noun), agnates (pl)
1. A relative through the male descent or on the father's side only: In early patriarchal societies, succession usually gave preference to agnates instead of the mother's descendants.
2. Etymology: from Latin agnatus, "born in addition, added by birth"; from agnisci; from ad-, "in addition" + gnasci, "to be born".
antenatal (adjective) (not comparable)
Referring to a condition that occurs or exists before birth: Florence made sure that she had the best antenatal care possible before her baby was born.
cognate (s) (noun), cognates (pl)
1. One of two or more words that have the same root or origin in different languages: English "father", German "vater", and Latin "pater" are cognates; so are English "frigid", Spanish "frio", French "Froid", Italian "freddo", and Latin "frigidus".
2. Etymology: from Latin cognatus; literally, "born together"; from gnatus, and (g)nasi, "to be born".
cognate (adjective), more cognate, most cognate
1. Resembling or pertaining to having the same linguistic root or origin as another language: The English word "eat" and the German "essen" are cognate words.
2. Related by blood or having an ancestor in common with each other: Romance languages; such as, French, Italian, Portuguese, Rumanian, and Spanish are cognate languages.
3. Etymology: from Latin cognatus, from co-, "together with" + natus, "born".
connate (adjective), more connate, most connate
1. Relating to being born together; a reference to coexisting since birth.
2. Etymology: from Late Latin connatus, connasci, "to be born at the same time"; from Latin com-, "together" + nasci, "to be born".
connately (adverb), more connately, most connately
Descriptive of something that has been existing in a person from birth.
denationalization (s) (noun) (no plural)
The removal of an organization or activity from government control: The denationalization of certain documents was turned over to a private group.
denationalize (verb), denationalizes; denationalized; denationalizing
To transfer an industry or institution from a public to a private ownership.
denaturalization (s) (noun), denaturalizations (pl)
1. The act or process of changing or destroying the quality or nature of something.
2. The deprive someone of the rights of a citizenship.
denaturalize (verb), denaturalizes; denaturalized; denaturalizing
1. To revoke or deny someone of the rights and duties of citizenship.
2. To make something unnatural or abnormal.
denature (verb), denatures; denatured; denaturing
innate (adjective), more innate, most innate
1. Existing from the time a person or animal is born; natural; inborn; native: "Mark has an innate ability to sing."

"Shirley has an innate sense of dancing."

2. Part of the basic nature of something: "There are still some innate problems with privacy on the internet."
3. Etymology: from Latin innatus, "inborn", past participle of innasci, "to be born in, to originate in"; from in-. "in, into" + nasci, "to be born".
Natural and inborn.
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Related "birth, born, childbirth, offspring" words: abort-; feto-; lochio-; proli-; toco-, toko-.