- carrying down or out
- Anat. of or relating to the vas deferens
Origin: French déférent ; from Classical Latin deferens, present participle of deferre: see defer
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- Anatomy Carrying down or away. Used of a duct or vessel.
- Serving or adapted to carry or transport.
Origin: Middle English defferent, from Latin dēferēns, dēferent-, present participle of dēferre, to carry away; see defer2.
deferent - Medical Definition