- carrying down or out
- Anat. of or relating to the vas deferens
Origin of deferentFrench déférent from Classical Latin deferens, present participle of deferre: see defer
- Anatomy Carrying down or away. Used of a duct or vessel.
- Serving or adapted to carry or transport.
Origin of deferentMiddle English defferent from Latin dēferēns dēferent- present participle of dēferre to carry away ; see defer 2.
(comparative more deferent, superlative most deferent)
- Showing deference.