Definition of Afflux

1. n. A flowing towards; that which flows to; as, an afflux of blood to the head.



Definition of Afflux

1. Noun. an upward rush of fluid ¹

2. Noun. (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. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Afflux

1. a flowing toward a point [n -ES]

Medical Definition of Afflux

1. A flowing towards; that which flows to; as, an afflux of blood to the head. Origin: L. Affluxum, p. P. Of affluere: cf. F. Afflux. See Affluence. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Afflux

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Literary usage of Afflux

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1. The Medico-chirurgical Review by James Johnson, Henry James Johnson (1829)
"To explain the mechanism, by which this afflux and impulse are carried on, it is necessary to observe that there are small cellular organs at the end of the ..."

2. General Surgical Pathology and Therapeutics, in Fifty Lectures by Theodor Billroth (1890)
"Loss of Vitality of the Tissue from Mechanical or Chemical Causes.—2. Complete Arrest of the afflux and Efflux of Blood.—Incarceration.—Continued Pressure. ..."

3. The angels, by a Bible student, author of 'Our eternal homes'. by John Hyde (1875)
"Such, again, as is the use of the spiritual society, such also is the character of the afflux from it into the minds of the workers on earth; and such as is ..."

4. A Text-book of physiology by Isaac Ott (1913)
"... Intermittent afflux Apparatus. (LAHOUSSE.) A, Force-pump. B, Tube with rigid walls. C, Tube with elastic walls. (system, there results a contraction of ..."

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