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Definition of: deferent

(defər·ənt) adjective
1. Carrying off; bearing away; adapted to carry or convey.
2. Anat. Pertaining to certain ducts, as the vas deferens: opposed to afferent.
3. Characterized by deference; deferential.
noun In the Ptolemaic astronomy, the circle around the earth, as a center, on the circumference of which the center of the epicycle was supposed to move. See under EPICYCLE.
[<L deferens, -entis, ppr. of deferre. See DEFER2.]

Most often used phrases:

deferent epicycle
eccentric deferent

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