adjective Etymology: Latin incurrent-, incurrens, present participle of incurrere Date: circa 1856 giving passage to a current that flows inward

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  • Incurrent — In*cur rent, a. [L. incurrens, p. pr. incurere, incursum, to run in; in + currere to run.] (Zo[ o]l.) Characterized by a current which flows inward; as, the incurrent orifice of lamellibranch Mollusca. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • incurrent — [in kʉr′ənt] adj. [L incurrens, prp. of incurrere: see INCUR] flowing in; esp., characterized by the flowing in of water [incurrent canals of sponges] …   English World dictionary

  • incurrent — nt adjective Etymology: Latin incurrent , incurrens, present participle of incurrere to run into, incur more at incur : running in: as a. : occurring within a given time b. : giving passage to a current that flows inward the incur …   Useful english dictionary

  • incurrent — /in kerr euhnt, kur /, adj. carrying or relating to an inward current. [1555 65; < L incurrent (s. of incurrens), prp. of incurrere. See INCUR, ENT] * * * …   Universalium

  • incurrent — adjective chiefly Zoology (of a vessel or opening) conveying fluid inwards. The opposite of excurrent. Origin C16 (in the sense falling within (a period) ): from L. incurrent , incurrere (see incur) …   English new terms dictionary

  • incurrent — in•cur•rent [[t]ɪnˈkɜr ənt, ˈkʌr [/t]] adj. carrying or relating to an inward current • Etymology: 1555–65; < L incurrent , s. of incurrēns, prp. of incurrere; see incur …   From formal English to slang

  • incurrent — adj. [L. in, in; currere, to run] 1. A current which flows inward; afferent. 2. (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) The ostium of the heart. 3. (MOLLUSCA) Inhalant siphons. 4. (PORIFERA) Canals which admit water …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • incurrent — adjective Carrying inward; relating to an inward current. Ant: excurrent …   Wiktionary

  • incurrent — in|cur|rent Mot Agut Adjectiu invariable …   Diccionari Català-Català

  • incurrent — in·cur·rent …   English syllables

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