Webster 1913 Edition
deferens, p. pr. of
deferre. See 3d
Serving to carry; bearing.
That which carries or conveys.
Though air be the most favorable
An imaginary circle surrounding the earth, in whose periphery either the heavenly body or the center of the heavenly body’s epicycle was supposed to be carried round.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.That which carries or conveys. The deferent of a planet, is an imaginary circle or orb in the Ptolemaic system, that is supposed to carry about the body of the planet.
2.A vessel in the human body for the conveyance of fluids.