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confluent Syllabification: con·flu·ent
Pronunciation: /ˈkänˌflo͞oənt/ /kənˈflo͞oənt/

Definition of confluent in English:


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.


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

Words that rhyme with confluent

circumfluent • congruent

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