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incurrent

[in-kur-uh nt, -kuhr-] /ɪnˈkɜr ənt, -ˈkʌr-/
adjective
1.
carrying or relating to an inward current.
Origin of incurrent
1555-1565
1555-65; < Latin incurrent- (stem of incurrēns), present participle of incurrere. See incur, -ent
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  • Its food consists of microscopic organisms which are taken in through the incurrent siphon.

    The Sea-beach at Ebb-tide Augusta Foote Arnold
British Dictionary definitions for incurrent

incurrent

/ɪnˈkʌrənt/
adjective
1.
(of anatomical ducts, tubes, channels, etc) having an inward flow
2.
flowing or running in an inward direction
Word Origin
C16: from Latin incurrēns running into; see incur
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