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[kuh-nek-tiv] /kəˈnɛk tɪv/

serving or tending to :
connective remarks between chapters.
something that .
Grammar. a word used to words, phrases, clauses, and sentences, as a conjunction.
Botany. the tissue joining the two cells of the anther.
serving to connect or capable of connecting
a thing that connects
(grammar, logic)

(botany) the tissue of a stamen that connects the two lobes of the anther
(anatomy) a nerve-fibre bundle connecting two nerve centres

1650s, from connect + -ive (if from Latin, it likely would have been *connexive). Connective tissue is from 1839.


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