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incurrent

[in-kur-uh nt, -kuhr-]
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adjective
  1. carrying or relating to an inward current.
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Origin of incurrent

1555–65; < Latin incurrent- (stem of incurrēns), present participle of incurrere. See incur, -ent
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Historical Examples

  • 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

adjective
  1. (of anatomical ducts, tubes, channels, etc) having an inward flow
  2. flowing or running in an inward direction
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Word Origin

C16: from Latin incurrēns running into; see incur
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