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incurrent

Line breaks: in|cur¦rent
Pronunciation: /ɪnˈkʌr(ə)nt
 
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Definition of incurrent in English:

adjective

chiefly Zoology
(Of a vessel or opening) conveying fluid inwards. The opposite of excurrent.
Example sentences
  • Concurrent with this, the entire pectinirhomb becomes greatly protuberant along a large, thinwalled ridge spanning the incurrent and excurrent half rhombs.
  • However, there exists no test to define whether these openings are subdermal cavities and part of the incurrent system, or secondary oscula that were part of the excurrent system.
  • Amplification of persisting papillomavirus or polyomavirus DNA sequences by incurrent infections with herpes simplex of cytomegaloviruses may also contribute to the emergence of malignant tumors.

Origin

late 16th century (in the sense 'falling within (a period')): from Latin incurrent- 'running in', from the verb incurrere (see incur).

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