a sudden flow toward a point, as of blood to an organ
Origin of affluxClassical Latin affluxus ; from past participle of affluere: see affluence
A flow to or toward an area, especially of blood or other fluid toward a body part.
Origin of affluxMedieval Latin affluxus, from Latin, past participle of affluere, to flow to; see affluent.
- an upward rush of fluid
- (hydrology) The rise in water level (above normal) on the upstream side of a bridge or obstruction caused when the effective flow area at the obstruction is less than the natural width of the stream immediately upstream of the obstruction.