|another word for deferential|
|1.||(esp of a bodily nerve, vessel, or duct) conveying an impulse, fluid, etc, outwards, down, or away; efferent|
|2.||astronomy (in the Ptolemaic system) a circle centred on the earth around which the centre of the epicycle was thought to move|
|[C17: from Latin dēferre; see |
deferent def·er·ent (děf'ər-ənt, děf'rənt)
Carrying down or away, as a duct or vessel.