- 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 d&emacron;fer&emacron;ns, d&emacron;ferent-, present participle of d&emacron;ferre, to carry away; see defer2.
(comparative more deferent, superlative most deferent)
- Showing deference.