confluent


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con·flu·ent

 (kŏn′flo͞o-ənt)
adj.
1. Flowing together; blended into one.
2. Merging or running together so as to form a mass, as sores in a rash.
n.
1. One of two or more confluent streams.
2. A tributary.

[Middle English, from Latin cōnfluēns, cōnfluent-, present participle of cōnfluere, to flow together : com-, com- + fluere, to flow; see bhleu- in Indo-European roots.]

confluent

(ˈkɒnflʊənt)
adj
(Physical Geography) flowing together or merging
n
(Physical Geography) a stream that flows into another, usually of approximately equal size
[C17: from Latin confluēns, from confluere to flow together, from fluere to flow]

con•flu•ent

(ˈkɒn flu ənt)

adj.
1. flowing or running together; blending into one: confluent rivers; confluent ideas.
2. characterized by confluent efflorescences: confluent smallpox.
n.
3. a confluent stream.
4. a tributary stream.
[1425–75; (< Middle French) < Latin confluent-, s. of confluēns, present participle of confluere to flow together]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.confluent - a branch that flows into the main streamconfluent - a branch that flows into the main stream
branch - a stream or river connected to a larger one
Adj.1.confluent - flowing togetherconfluent - flowing together      
convergent - tending to come together from different directions
Translations
konfluent
References in classic literature ?
A confluent small-pox had in all directions flowed over his face, and left it like the complicated ribbed bed of a torrent, when the rushing waters have been dried up.
But as if this vast local power in the tendinous tail were not enough, the whole bulk of the leviathan is knit over with a warp and woof of muscular fibres and filaments, which passing on either side the loins and running down into the flukes, insensibly blend with them, and largely contribute to their might; so that in the tail the confluent measureless force of the whole whale seems concentrated to a point.
The chin is a still larger drop, the confluent dripping of the face.
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This is suitable for basic research toxicity testing, and therapeutic development across a suite of endpoints including, but not limited to cardiac function, cell attachment, spreading and proliferation, quantification of cell behavior in a confluent layer, regarding barrier function, and quality of cell-cell and cell-substrate adhesions.
This is suitable for basic research, toxicity testing, and therapeutic development across a suite of endpoints including, but not limited to cardiac function, cell attachment, spreading and proliferation, quantification of cell behavior in a confluent layer, regarding barrier function, and quality of cell-cell and cell-substrate adhesions.
Generalized morphea presents as plaques four or more in number larger than 3 cm that become confluent and involve at least two out of seven anatomical sites (head, neck, right upper extremity, left upper extremity, right lower extremity, left lower extremity, anterior trunk and posterior trunk).
1]) were added onto confluent monolayers of MDBK cells and the cellular viability was assessed after 72h of incubation by the 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)2,5-diphenyl tetrazolium bromide (MTT) method and neutral red assay as described elsewhere (MOSMANN, 1983; BORENFREUND & PUERNER, 1985).
sup][4],[5] Compared with lymphoma in other locations, retroperitoneal lymphoma features a greater tendency to form confluent soft-tissue masses.
Contract notice: "construction of the sewage pumping station and confluent in skawica" implemented in accordance with fidic conditions of contract - yellow book.
Parallel Visions, Confluent Worlds: Five Comparative Postcolonial Studies of Caribbean and Irish Novels in English, 1925-1965
This is difficult to prove because one could argue, as in the case presented, that there could be diffuse myocardial involvement not detected by MRI, which requires confluent necrosis before a signal can be appreciated.