- Influent is defined as something that flows in.
An example of influent is a river flowing into the ocean; influent river.
- The definition of an influent is something that flows into another.
An example of an influent is a stream that flows down to an alpine lake.
Origin of influentClassical Latin influens: see influence
- anything flowing in, as a tributary
- an organism that has important interactions within an ecological community, but is not a dominant
Origin of influentMiddle English, from Latin īnfluēns, īnfluent-, present participle of īnfluere, to flow in; see influence.
(comparative more influent, superlative most influent)
From Latin influent-, the present participle stem of influere