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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]

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]
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