effluvium[e flo̵̅o̅′vē əm, i-]
effluvium definition by Webster's New World
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- effluvial adjective
effluvium definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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noun pl. ef·flu·vi·a or ef·flu·vi·ums
- A usually invisible emanation or exhalation, as of vapor or gas.
- a. A byproduct or residue; waste.b. The odorous fumes given off by waste or decaying matter.
- An impalpable emanation; an aura.
Origin: Latin, from effluere, to flow out; see effluent.
- ef·fluˈvi·al adjective
effluvium - Medical Definition
noun pl. ef·flu·vi·ums or ef·flu·vi·a
- A shedding, especially of hair.
- An exhalation, especially one of bad odor or injurious influence. No longer in technical use.