Nehama (med_cat) wrote in 1word1day,

Friday word: Confluent

con·flu·ent adjective

1: flowing or coming together; also : run together
2: characterized by confluent lesions

A term one sees in dermatology, or in infectious diseases textbooks; for example, a severe form of smallpox is characterized by the formation of confluent pustules.

Middle English, from Latin confluent-, confluens, present participle of confluere to flow together, from com- + fluere to flow

First Known Use: 15th century
Tags: adjective, c, latin, medical, wordsmith: med_cat

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