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connivent

(kə-nī′vənt)
adj. Biology
Converging and touching but not fused, as the stamens in certain flowers.

connivent

(of plant parts) originally widely separate at the base but growing towards each other apically
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Androecium: stamens [1 (Usteria)-]4-5(-16), isomerous, alternipetalous, adnate to corolla: anthers bisporangiate or tetrasporangiate, dithecal and introrse; dehiscing via longitudinal slits; usually isostylous, occasionally heterostylous (Gelsemieae); usually free, rarely connivent (Gardneria).
Androecium: stamens (2-) 7-12 (-30) (6-30 in Theligonum), usually isomerous, alternipetalous, adnate to corolla tube or corolla mouth: filaments rarely connate (Neurocalyx) or strongly unequal: anthers tetrasporangiate, dithecal, dehiscing via longitudinal slits or rarely by pores (Argostemma); rarely connivent (Argostemma); sometimes connective produced apically.