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What is a confluence in a river?

It usually refers to the point where a tributary joins a more major river, or where two or more meet to form a new starting point with a new name.
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Where is the splenic confluence?

Also called the portal splenic confluence. This is the area where the splenic vein meets the superior mesenteric vein. Together, posterior to the neck of the pancreas, these v (MORE)

What does confluences mean?

1.nouna. A flowing together of two or more streams.b. The point of juncture of such streams.c. The combined stream formed by this juncture.2. A gathering, flowing, or meeting (MORE)