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tributary

1. a stream, river, or glacier that feeds another larger one
2. a person, nation, or people that pays tribute
3. (of a stream, etc.) feeding a larger stream

Tributary

 

a river that flows into another river and usually has a shorter length, less water, and a different valley direction. Tributaries are differentiated according to whether they flow directly into the main river or into its tributaries. Rivers that flow into lakes or other inland waters are sometimes called tributaries.

tributary

[′trib·yə‚ter·ē]
(hydrology)
A stream that feeds or flows into or joins a larger stream or a lake. Also known as contributory; feeder; side stream; tributary stream.
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Sections from the confluent nodules revealed similar histopathological features and showed encapsulated lesion surrounded by a thin fibrous capsule.
we find the solution to (8) is given by the acceptable confluent Heun function [H.sub.c]([alpha], [beta], [gamma], [delta], [eta]; z) with
A similar generalized Coulomb problem for a class of general Natanzon confluent potentials is exactly solved in [23] by reducing the corresponding system to confluent hypergeometric differential equations.
Using the new extended beta function, extension of the beta distribution is also introduced; Gauss hypergeometric function and confluent hypergeometric function are extended by employing the new extension of classical beta function.
Generalized morphea is induration of skin starting as four or more individual plaques larger than 3 cm, that become confluent and involve at least two of the seven anatomical sites (head, neck, right upper extremity, left upper extremity, right lower extremity, left lower extremity, anterior trunk and posterior trunk).3,4 Within this group there are distinct clinical presentations which are: disseminated plaques morphea, pansclerotic morphea and eosinophilic fasciitis.
Suprarenal-level location was considered present if the lesion reached up to the level of kidney pole, and pelvic extension was considered present if the confluent tissue extended inferior to the aortic bifurcation.
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This is difficult to prove because one could argue, as in the case presented, that there could be diffuse myocardial involvement not detected by MRI, which requires confluent necrosis before a signal can be appreciated.