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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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Such effluvia filled the air that I was apprehensive of being contaminated by them.