deferent

adjective
def·​er·​ent | \ ˈde-fə-rənt How to pronounce deferent (audio) , ˈdef-rənt\

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Examples of deferent in a Sentence

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

First Known Use of deferent

1822, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for deferent

back-formation from deference

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The first known use of deferent was in 1822

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“Deferent.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/deferent. Accessed 22 November 2019.

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deferent

adjective
def·​er·​ent | \ ˈdef-ə-rənt How to pronounce deferent (audio) , -ˌer-ənt How to pronounce deferent (audio) \

Medical Definition of deferent

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

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