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

1605–15; < Medieval Latin affluxus, derivative of Latin affluere; see affluent, flux
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British Dictionary definitions for afflux


  1. a flowing towards a pointan afflux of blood to the head
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Word Origin

C17: from Latin affluxus, from fluxus flux
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afflux in Medicine


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