confluent


1con·flu·ent

adjective \-ənt\

Definition of CONFLUENT

1
:  flowing or coming together; also :  run together <confluent pustules>
2
:  characterized by confluent lesions <confluent smallpox>

Origin of CONFLUENT

Middle English, from Latin confluent-, confluens, present participle of confluere to flow together, from com- + fluere to flow — more at fluid
First Known Use: 15th century

2confluent

noun

Definition of CONFLUENT

:  a confluent stream; broadly :  tributary

Examples of CONFLUENT

  1. <several confluents slowly winding their way to the main river>

First Known Use of CONFLUENT

1849

Rhymes with CONFLUENT

con·flu·ent

adjective \ˈkän-ˌflü-ənt, kən-ˈ\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CONFLUENT

1
: flowing or coming together; also : run together <confluent pustules>
2
: characterized by confluent lesions <confluent smallpox>—compare discrete

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