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Flowing in or into.
An inflow, especially a tributary.
[Middle English, from Latin īnfluēns, īnfluent-, present participle of īnfluere, to flow in; see influence.]
1. something flowing in, esp a tributary
2. (Environmental Science) ecology an organism that has a major effect on the nature of its community
in•flu•ent(ˈɪn flu ənt)
1. flowing in.n.
2. a tributary.
3. Ecol. an animal, plant, fungus, etc., that has an important effect on the biotic balance in a community.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Latin influere to flow in]