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incurrent

[ in-kur-uhnt, -kuhr- ]
/ ɪnˈkɜr ənt, -ˈkʌr- /
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adjective
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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How to use incurrent in a sentence

  • The sides are fluted with deep furrows which contain the small incurrent apertures.

    The Sea-beach at Ebb-tide|Augusta Foote Arnold
  • 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
(of anatomical ducts, tubes, channels, etc) having an inward flow
flowing or running in an inward direction

Word Origin for incurrent

C16: from Latin incurrēns running into; see incur
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