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countercurrent

noun coun·ter·cur·rent \ ˈkau̇n-tər-ˌkər-ənt , -ˌkə-rənt \

Definition of countercurrent

:a current flowing in a direction opposite that of another current

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First Known Use of countercurrent

1684


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countercurrent

adjective coun·ter·cur·rent \ ˌkau̇n-tər-ˈkər-ənt , -ˈkə-rənt \

Definition of countercurrent

1 :flowing in an opposite direction
2 :involving flow of materials in opposite directions
  • countercurrent dialysis

countercurrently

adverb

First Known Use of countercurrent

1799


Medical Dictionary

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countercurrent

noun coun·ter·cur·rent \ ˈkau̇nt-ər-ˌkər-ənt, -ˌkə-rənt \

medical Definition of countercurrent

:a current flowing in a direction opposite that of another current

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countercurrent

adjective \ ˌkau̇nt-ər-ˈ \

medical Definition of countercurrent

1 :flowing in an opposite direction
2 :involving flow of materials in opposite directions
  • countercurrent dialysis
  • the countercurrent system of the kidney

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