Influent is defined as something that flows in.adjective
An example of influent is a river flowing into the ocean; influent river.
The definition of an influent is something that flows into another.noun
An example of an influent is a stream that flows down to an alpine lake.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
Origin: L influens: see influence
- anything flowing in, as a tributary
- an organism that has important interactions within an ecological community, but is not a dominant
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- An inflow, especially a tributary.
- Ecology A nondominant organism in a community that exerts an important modifying effect.
Origin: Middle English, from Latin īnfluēns, īnfluent-, present participle of īnfluere, to flow in; see influence.