afflux

afflux

[af-luhks]
noun
1.
something that flows to or toward a point: an afflux of blood to the head.
2.
the act of flowing to or toward; flow.

Origin:
1605–15; < Medieval Latin affluxus, derivative of Latin affluere; see affluent, flux

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afflux (ˈæflʌks)
 
n
a flowing towards a point: an afflux of blood to the head
 
[C17: from Latin affluxus, from fluxusflux]

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afflux af·flux (āf'lŭks')
n.
A flow to or toward an area, especially of blood or other fluid toward a body part.

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