[ af-luhks ]
/ ˈæf lʌks /


something that flows to or toward a point: an afflux of blood to the head.
the act of flowing to or toward; flow.

Origin of afflux

1605–15; < Medieval Latin affluxus, derivative of Latin affluere; see affluent, flux Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for afflux


/ (ˈæflʌks) /


a flowing towards a pointan afflux of blood to the head

Word Origin for afflux

C17: from Latin affluxus, from fluxus flux
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Medicine definitions for afflux


[ ăflŭks′ ]


A flow to or toward an area, especially of blood or other fluid toward a body part.
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