Influent



[in-floo-uh nt] /ˈɪn flu ənt/

adjective
1.
flowing in.
noun
2.
a tributary.
3.
Ecology. a plant or animal that has an important effect on the biotic balance in a community.
/ˈɪnflʊənt/
adjective
1.
flowing in
noun
2.
something flowing in, esp a tributary
3.
(ecology) an organism that has a major effect on the nature of its community
adj.

mid-15c., “abundant,” in reference to occult power of the stars, etc., also of grace, from Latin influentem (nominative influens), present participle of influere “to flow in” (see influence).

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