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Connective   /kənˈɛktɪv/   Listen
Connective

adjective
1.
Connecting or tending to connect.  "Connective tissue in animals" , "Conjunctive tissue in plants"



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"Connective" Quotes from Famous Books



... the clauses and phrases follow in their natural order, but they are united by the simplest kind of connective device in an undistinguishable stream over which the reader is driven with a steady swell and fall, sometimes made breathlessly rapid by the succession of its uniformly measured word-groups, but delicately modulated ...
— Hazlitt on English Literature - An Introduction to the Appreciation of Literature • Jacob Zeitlin

... surface; but shortly after, the flower opens, splits along each side, and discharges the pollen spores. A section across the anther shows it to be composed of four sporangia or pollen sacs attached to a common central axis ("connective") (Fig. H). ...
— Elements of Structural and Systematic Botany - For High Schools and Elementary College Courses • Douglas Houghton Campbell

... the largest town among these upland valleys, was not disposed to take that lying down. The Oswestry and Newtown line crossed the end of the vale, at Llanymynech, only nine miles away, and that was clearly the route by which the engineers could most easily construct a connective link. In the autumn of 1860, one of Llanfyllin's most prominent citizens, Mr. J. Pugh, had posted over to Oswestry, where he had an interview with Mr. Whalley. "Can you help us to get a railway?" Yes, anything in his power, the hon. Member for Peterboro' would do, and he was as good as his word. ...
— The Story of the Cambrian - A Biography of a Railway • C. P. Gasquoine

... two physiologists were of opinion that fibro-cartilage would be easily digested by gastric juice. I therefore asked Dr. Klein to examine the specimens; and [page 105] he reports that the two which had been subjected to artificial gastric juice were "in that state of digestion in which we find connective tissue when treated with an acid, viz. swollen, more or less hyaline, the fibrillar bundles having become homogeneous and lost their fibrillar structure." In the specimens which had been left on the leaves of Drosera, until they re-expanded, "parts were altered, though only slightly so, in ...
— Insectivorous Plants • Charles Darwin

... every one of us was convinced of their truth; and yet later experience has shown that they were in part insufficiently proved and in part wholly false. For example, I will only here recall his famous theory of the connective-tissue, for which I myself in several of my early works (1856 to 1858) broke a lance. His theory seemed to explain a host of the most important physiological and pathological phenomena in the simplest manner, and yet it was afterwards proved to be false. ...
— Freedom in Science and Teaching. - from the German of Ernst Haeckel • Ernst Haeckel



Words linked to "Connective" :   earth, closed-class word, yoke, subordinate conjunction, temporary hookup, attachment, connectivity, hitch, instrumentation, subscriber line, subordinating conjunction, phone line, connecter, hookup, telephone circuit, bond, jumper, junction, instrumentality, coupling, ground, patch, connect, function word, telephone line, slip ring, backbone, line, connective tissue, coordinating conjunction



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