confluent

adjective
con·flu·ent | \ˈkän-ˌflü-ənt, kən-ˈflü-\

Definition of confluent 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1 : flowing or coming together also : run together confluent pustules

2 : characterized by confluent lesions confluent smallpox

confluent

noun

Definition of confluent (Entry 2 of 2)

: a confluent stream broadly : tributary

Examples of confluent in a Sentence

Noun

several confluents slowly winding their way to the main river

First Known Use of confluent

Adjective

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1849, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for confluent

Adjective

Middle English, from Latin confluent-, confluens, present participle of confluere to flow together, from com- + fluere to flow — more at fluid

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confluent

adjective
con·flu·ent | \ˈkän-ˌflü-ənt, kən-ˈ \

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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