influent

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in·flu·ent

 (ĭn′flo͞o-ənt, ĭn-flo͞o′-)
adj.
Flowing in or into.
n.
An inflow, especially a tributary.

[Middle English, from Latin īnfluēns, īnfluent-, present participle of īnfluere, to flow in; see influence.]

influent

(ˈɪnflʊənt)
adj
flowing in
n
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)

adj.
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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.influent - flowing inward
incoming - arriving at a place or position; "incoming class"; "incoming mail"