Definition of Connective

1. Noun. An uninflected function word that serves to conjoin words or phrases or clauses or sentences.

2. Adjective. Connecting or tending to connect. "Conjunctive tissue in plants"
Similar to: Conjunctive
Derivative terms: Connect, Connect, Connect, Connect, Connectivity

3. Noun. An instrumentality that connects. "He didn't have the right connector between the amplifier and the speakers"

Definition of Connective

1. a. Connecting, or adapted to connect; involving connection.

2. n. That which connects

Definition of Connective

1. Adjective. serving or tending to connect; connecting ¹

2. Noun. That which connects. ¹

3. Noun. (logic) A function that operates on truth values to give another truth value. ¹

4. Noun. (grammar) A word used to connect words, clauses and sentences, most commonly applied to conjunctions. ¹

5. Noun. (botany) The tissue which connects the locules of an anthers together. ¹

6. Noun. (anatomy zoology) A connective tissue. ¹

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Definition of Connective

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Connective

1. The part of an anther that connects the lobes. (09 Oct 1997)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Connective

connecting room
connecting stalk
connecting the dots
connecting tubule
connecting tubules
connective (current term)
connective tissue
connective tissue activating peptide III
connective tissue cell
connective tissue cells
connective tissue disease
connective tissue group
connective tissues
connective tumour

Literary usage of Connective

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Biological Bulletin by Marine Biological Laboratory (Woods Hole, Mass.) (1911)
"The connective issue of the adult is in the embryo derived from the mesenchyme. The same is true of certain other tissues, endothelium, muscle, ..."

2. A German-English dictionary of terms used in medicine and the allied sciences by Hugo Lang, Bertram Abrahams (1905)
"-haut Bindegewebs-narbe, /. cicatrix of connective tissue Bindegewebs-netz, n. connective- tissue reticulum Bindegewebs-neubildung, /. neoplasm of ..."

3. Physiological chemistry: A Text-book and Manual for Students by Albert Prescott Mathews (1916)
"connective TISSUE. The chemistry and metabolism of the supporting tissues of the body ... The connective tissues consist of both living and lifeless matter. ..."

4. A Text Book of Physiology by Michael Foster (1893)
"On some features of connective tissue. The heart and blood vessels are, broadly speaking, made up partly of muscular tissue with its appropriate nervous ..."

5. A Text-book of Histology by Frederick Randolph Bailey (1906)
"All of the connective tissues, with the single exception of the connective ... This is embryonic connective tissue. With further changes in both cells and ..."

6. Microscopical Morphology of the Animal Body in Health and Disease by Carl Heitzmann (1882)
"THE term connective tissue is applied to that tissue which constitutes the frame of ... The distinguishing feature of connective tissue is the interstitial ..."

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