effluvium


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Related to effluvium: anagen effluvium, Telogen effluvium

ef·flu·vi·um

, pl.

ef·flu·vi·a

(e-flū'vē-ŭm, -ē-ă), Do not confuse this word with defluvium.
Shedding of hair.
See also: defluxion (1).
[L. a flowing out, fr. ef-fluo, to flow out]

effluvium

/ef·flu·vi·um/ (ĕ-floo´ve-um) pl. efflu´via   [L.]
1. an outflowing or shedding, as of the hair.
2. an exhalation or emanation, especially one of noxious nature.

effluvium

[iflo̅o̅′vē·əm]
Etymology: L, effluvium, a flowing out
an outflow of gas or vapor, usually malodorous or toxic.

ef·flu·vi·um

, pl. effluvia (ĕ-flū'vē-ŭm, -ă)
Shedding of hair.
See also: defluxion (1)
[L. a flowing out, fr. ef-fluo, to flow out]

ef·flu·vi·um

, pl. effluvia (ĕ-flū'vē-ŭm, -ă) Do not confuse this word with defluvium.
Shedding of hair.
[L. a flowing out, fr. ef-fluo, to flow out]

effluvium

pl. effluvia [L.]
1. an outflowing or shedding, as of the hair.
2. an exhalation or emanation, especially one of noxious nature.

anagen effluvium
see anagen defluxion.
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Worn on its own, revealing great hams of authoritative upper arm and distended stomach, the vest now looks simply wrong without some sort of fast-food effluvium staining its bell-shaped front.
If the hair loss is sudden and actually clogging up the drain, the usual problem is one called 'telogen effluvium.
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A common form, often a reaction to stress, is telogen effluvium, in which hair is lost over the whole head and body.
Coping with the daily danger of further effluvium, pickers fervently confront potable water rationing in the area, their children's diseases and discomforts of homelessness while confronting constant tribulations--like climbing into trucks hired by the plantation owners--just to get to their workplace and pick the beans in rugged terrain.
The most common nonscarring alopecias include androgenetic alopecia (male-pattern baldness), telogen effluvium (e.
Methinks that when you entered a violent effluvium came in with you.
An inventory of the legions of the uncanny who channel the effluvium of hatred that courses through Faulkner's fiction following Soldiers' Pay would include Jewel, for whom everybody else ought to be dead ("It would just be me and her on a high hill" [As I Lay Dying 15]), the "cigar store Indian" (4) whose wooden physiognomy encases "the extraordinary monologue of hatred" (in Malraux's phrase meant originally for Addie [274]); Popeye, who "had that vicious depthless quality of stamped tin.