Definition of confluent in English:

confluent

Syllabification: con·flu·ent
Pronunciation: /ˈkänˌflo͞oənt, kənˈflo͞oənt
 
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adjective

  • Flowing together or merging: warm confluent smells
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    • We attempted to mimic a more biological situation by studying cells embedded in confluent monolayers which are grown on collagen or microcellulose-coated glass coverslips.
    • For irradiation, cells were cultured in Petri dishes and synchronized by contact inhibition in confluent cultures.
    • Honeycomb cysts and areas of confluent fibrosis may be present.

Origin

late 15th century: from Latin confluent- 'flowing together', from confluere, from con- 'together' + fluere 'to flow'.

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