Definition of confluent in English:


Line breaks: con|flu¦ent
Pronunciation: /ˈkɒnflʊənt


  • Flowing together or merging: these confluent tones helped to fuse and unite his landscapes
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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'.

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