deferent definition

  • adjective:
    • Showing deference; deferential.
    • Anatomy Carrying down or away. Applied of a duct or vessel.
    • Serving or adapted to hold or transport.
    • Showing deference.
    • Serving to transport; bearing.
    • showing deference
  • noun:
    • what holds or conveys.
    • An imaginary circle surrounding our planet, in whoever periphery either the heavenly body or the center regarding the heavenly body's epicycle was supposed to be carried round.
    • That which holds or conveys.
    • An imaginary group surrounding the earth, in whoever periphery either the heavenly body or even the center associated with the heavenly body's epicycle was said to be carried round.
    • what carries or conveys; a conductor.
    • Specifically A vessel or duct in the human body for the conveyance of liquids.
    • (also known as the orbit), when you look at the Ptolemaic system of astronomy, a circle upon the circumference which another circle was designed to go, this 2nd circle being called the epicycle, and carrying the human body of the earth.
    • In mathematics, the locus associated with the facilities of sectors of which a bicircular quartic is drawn as envelop.
  • others:
    • Bearing off or away; carrying down; conveying away; particularly, in structure and physiology, efferent: in opposition to afferent: as, the deferent duct of the testes.

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