confluence

A flowing together; a joining of two or more streams. SYN: confluens [TA]. [L. confluens]
- c. of sinuses [TA] a meeting place, at the internal occipital protuberance, of the superior sagittal, straight, occipital, drained by the two transverse sinuses of the dura mater. SYN: confluens sinuum [TA].

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n.
a point of coalescence. The confluence of the sinuses is the meeting point of the superior sagittal, transverse, straight, and occipital venous sinuses in the dura mater in the occipital region of the skull.

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con·flu·ence (konґfloo-əns) [L. confluens running together] 1. a place of running together; the meeting of streams. 2. in embryology, the flowing of cells, a component process of gastrulation.

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  • Confluence — bedeutet den Kanu Hersteller Confluence Watersports Degree Confluence Project Konfluenz Konfluenz (Informatik), die Eigenschaft eines Transitionssystems, jedem Element nur höchstens eine Normalform zuzuordnen Konfluenz (Zellkultur) das… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Confluence — Con flu*ence, n. [L. confluentia.] 1. The act of flowing together; the meeting or junction of two or more streams; the place of meeting. [1913 Webster] New York stood at the confluence of two rivers. Bancroft. [1913 Webster] 2. Any running… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Confluence — Confluence, PA U.S. borough in Pennsylvania Population (2000): 834 Housing Units (2000): 404 Land area (2000): 1.596582 sq. miles (4.135129 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.052398 sq. miles (0.135709 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.648980 sq. miles… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Confluence, PA — U.S. borough in Pennsylvania Population (2000): 834 Housing Units (2000): 404 Land area (2000): 1.596582 sq. miles (4.135129 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.052398 sq. miles (0.135709 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.648980 sq. miles (4.270838 sq. km)… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • confluence — index assemblage, coalescence, coalition, company (assemblage), corpus, crossroad (intersection) …   Law dictionary

  • confluence — early 15c., from L.L. confluentia, from L. confluentem (nom. confluens), prp. of confluere to flow together, from com together (see COM (Cf. com )) + fluere to flow (see FLUENT (Cf. fluent)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • confluence — *junction, concourse …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • confluence — [n] coming together assemblage, assembly, concourse, concurrence, concursion, conflux, convergence, crowd, gathering, host, junction, meeting, mob, multitude, union; concepts 109,114 …   New thesaurus

  • confluence — ► NOUN 1) the junction of two rivers. 2) an act or process of merging. DERIVATIVES confluent adjective. ORIGIN from Latin confluere flow together …   English terms dictionary

  • confluence — [kän′flo͞o əns] n. [OFr < LL confluentia < L confluens, prp. of confluere < com , together + fluere, to flow: see FLUCTUATE] 1. a flowing together, esp. of two or more streams 2. the place where they join, or a stream formed in this way… …   English World dictionary

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