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countercurrent

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

Definition of countercurrent

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

1684

First Known Use of countercurrent

1684


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countercurrent

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adjective coun·ter·cur·rent \ˌkau̇n-tər-ˈ\

Definition of countercurrent

  1. 1 :  flowing in an opposite direction

  2. 2 :  involving flow of materials in opposite directions <countercurrent dialysis>

countercurrently

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1799

First Known Use of countercurrent

1799


Medical Dictionary

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countercurrent

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

Medical Definition of countercurrent

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


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countercurrent

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adjective coun·ter·cur·rent \ˌkau̇nt-ər-ˈ\

Medical Definition of countercurrent

  1. 1:  flowing in an opposite direction

  2. 2:  involving flow of materials in opposite directions <countercurrent dialysis> <the countercurrent system of the kidney>


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