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confluence

[′kän‚flü·əns]
(hydrology)
A stream formed from the flowing together of two or more streams.
The place where such streams join.
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ses deux stigmatophores courts, non divergentes, un peu arques en dedans, demi-cylindriques, arrondies au sornmet qui est un peu epaissi; leur face interne plane porte deux tres-petits bourrelets stigmatiques marginaux confluens au sommet, et souvent imperceptibles; leur face externe convexe porte sur sa partie superieure quelques petits collecteurs papilliformes, epars" (Cassini, 1819: 199).
In the present study, we bioassayed specific HPLC-generated fractions of crude extracts from four common macroalgae found in the western Antarctic Peninsula (Georgiella confluens, Desmarestia antarctica, Trematocarpus antarcticus, Gigartina skottsbergii).