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[in-kur-uh nt, -kuhr-]
  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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Examples from the Web for incurrent

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


  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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