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influent

[in-floo-uh nt] /ˈɪn flu ənt/
adjective
1.
flowing in.
noun
2.
a tributary.
3.
Ecology. a plant or animal that has an important effect on the biotic balance in a community.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English < Latin influent- (stem of influēns) inflowing. See in-2, fluent
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influent

/ˈɪnflʊənt/
adjective
1.
flowing in
noun
2.
something flowing in, esp a tributary
3.
(ecology) an organism that has a major effect on the nature of its community
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