Circumfluence
Circumfluence Cir*cum"flu*ence, n. A flowing round on all sides; an inclosing with a fluid. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • circumfluence — /sər kumˈflŭ əns/ noun 1. A flowing around 2. The engulfing of food by surrounding it (eg by protozoa, etc) ORIGIN: L circum around, and fluere to flow • • • circumˈfluent or circumˈfluous adjective …   Useful english dictionary

  • circumfluent — circumfluence, n. /seuhr kum flooh euhnt/, adj. flowing around; encompassing. [1570 80; < L circumfluent (s. of circumfluens, prp. of circumfluere to flow around). See CIRCUM , FLUENT] * * * …   Universalium

  • circumfluent — [sə: kʌmflʊənt] adjective rare flowing round; surrounding. Derivatives circumfluence noun Origin C16: from L. circumfluent , circumfluere flow around …   English new terms dictionary

  • circumfluent — /səˈkʌmfluənt/ (say suh kumfloohuhnt) adjective flowing round; encompassing: two circumfluent rivers. –circumfluence, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • circumfluent —   a. flowing round.    ♦ circumfluence, n …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • circumfluent — adj. flowing round, surrounding. Derivatives: circumfluence n. Etymology: L circumfluere (as CIRCUM , fluere flow) …   Useful english dictionary

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