- running together: confluent efflorescences.
- characterized by confluent efflorescences: confluent smallpox.
- confluence of sinuses,
- confluent and reticulate papillomatosis,
- confocal microscope,
Origin of confluent
Examples from the Web for confluent
But in the management of confluent smallpox he advised active interference.A History of Epidemics in Britain, Volume II (of 2)|Charles Creighton
In small-pox a confluent eruption marks a dangerous case, and so does the occurrence of distinct pustules in the throat.
I mention this circumstance now, lest carried away by a flood of confluent ideas I should forget it.Letters of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Vol. I (of 2)|Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Besides the Dnieper the only navigable stream is its confluent the Pripet.
It sits high on a hillside dominating the little river Arz, a confluent of the Vilaine.Rambles in Brittany|Francis Miltoun
Word Origin for confluent
late 15c., from Middle French confluent or directly from Latin confluentem (nominative confluens), present participle of confluere "to flow together" (see confluence). The noun meaning "a stream which flows into another" is from 1850.