confluent: running together; as of two macula when united in one outline.
The small-pox is well divided by Sydenham into distinct and confluent.
Aphthous stomatitis may be either idiopathic or symptomatic, discrete or confluent.
The walls of the perithecia are carbonous, and confluent with the crust.
In many cases, black spots broke out all over the body, either single, or united and confluent.
The stem is stout, often hollow when old, confluent with the cap.
In both sexes, beneath white, with blackish dots: those on the anterior wings transverse and confluent.
It is not a long time since the two ice bodies were confluent.
Our concepts and our sensations are confluent; successive states of the same ego, and feelings of the same body are confluent.
Two confluent glaciers do not mingle their currents as do two confluent rivers.
late 15c., from Middle French confluent or directly from Latin confluentem (nominative confluens), present participle of confluere "to flow together" (see confluence). The noun meaning "a stream which flows into another" is from 1850.
confluent con·flu·ent (kŏn'flōō-ənt)
Flowing together; blended into one.
Merging or running together so as to form a mass, as sores in a rash.