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

Definition of DEFERENT

Examples of DEFERENT

  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


adjective def·er·ent \ˈdef-ə-rənt, -ˌer-ənt\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of DEFERENT

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


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