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deferent

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adjective def·er·ent \ˈde-fə-rənt, ˈdef-rənt\

Definition of deferent



Examples of deferent in a sentence

  1. <though he's already attained star status, the rookie remains deferent to the team's veteran players>



Origin of deferent

back-formation from deference


First Known Use: 1822


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deferent

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adjective def·er·ent \ˈdef-ə-rənt, -ˌer-ənt\

Medical Definition of deferent

  1. :  of, relating to, or supplying the vas deferens <deferent arteries>




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