Afflux meaning

ăf'lŭks'
A flow to or toward an area, especially of blood or other fluid toward a body part.
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A sudden flow toward a point, as of blood to an organ.
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A flow to or toward an area, especially of blood or other fluid toward a body part.
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An upward rush of fluid.
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(hydrology) The rise in water level (above normal) on the upstream side of a bridge or obstruction caused when the effective flow area at the obstruction is less than the natural width of the stream immediately upstream of the obstruction.
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Origin of afflux

  • Medieval Latin affluxus from Latin past participle of affluere to flow to affluent
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition