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confluent

Pronunciation: kon-flu'ent

Definition:

  1. Joining; running together; denoting certain skin lesions that become merged, forming a patch; denoting a disease characterized by lesions that are not discrete, or distinct one from the other.
  2. Denoting a bone formed by the blending together of two originally distinct bones.

[L. con-fluo, to flow together]

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