effluvium


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Related to effluvium: anagen effluvium, Telogen effluvium

ef·flu·vi·um

 (ĭ-flo͞o′vē-əm)
n. pl. ef·flu·vi·a (-vē-ə) or ef·flu·vi·ums
1. A usually invisible emanation or exhalation, as of vapor or gas.
2.
a. A byproduct or residue; waste.
b. The odorous fumes given off by waste or decaying matter.
3. An impalpable emanation; an aura.

[Latin, from effluere, to flow out; see effluent.]

ef·flu′vi·al adj.

effluvium

(ɛˈfluːvɪəm)
n, pl -via (-vɪə) or -viums
an unpleasant smell or exhalation, as of gaseous waste or decaying matter
[C17: from Latin: a flowing out; see effluent]
efˈfluvial adj

ef•flu•vi•um

(ɪˈflu vi əm)

n., pl. -vi•a (-vi ə)
-vi•ums.
1. a disagreeable or noxious exhalation, vapor, or odor.
2. an invisible exhalation or vapor.
[1640–50; < Latin, =effluv-, base of effluere (see effluent) + -ium -ium1]
ef•flu′vi•al, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.effluvium - a foul-smelling outflow or vapor (especially a gaseous waste)
emission, discharge - a substance that is emitted or released
Translations

effluvium

[eˈfluːvɪəm] N (effluviums or effluvia (pl)) [eˈfluːvɪə]efluvio m, emanación f, tufo m

effluvium

nAusdünstung f
References in classic literature ?
He could differentiate the innumerable species of the herbivora by scent, and he could tell, too, whether an animal was approaching or departing merely by the waxing or waning strength of its effluvium.
None of these was like it, though it had something of them all, with, added, the sourness of chemical waste and the poisonous effluvium of the bilge of a water-logged ship whereon a multitude of rats had been drowned.
Beside them was the dark well-hole, with that horrid effluvium stealing up from its mysterious depths.
Where a foot is placed an effluvium remains for a considerable time.
Frequently, when passing at the distance of half a mile to leeward of a herd, I have perceived the whole air tainted with the effluvium.
In places it was totally obliterated by the passage of many beasts, and where the way was rocky, even Tarzan of the Apes was almost baffled; but there was still the faint effluvium which clung to the human spoor, appreciable only to such highly trained perceptive powers as were Tarzan's.
And he breathed the breath of the house--a dank savour rather than a smell --a cold, musty effluvium as from underground vaults mingled with the reeking exhalations of linoleum and mildewed and rotten woodwork.
Its medical name is telogen effluvium and it can be triggered by pregnancy, surgery or serious illness -- usually three months after the event -- and is due to traumatic disruption of the hair-growth cycle.
Telogen effluvium was diagnosed during the 28 days following treatment initiation.
This physical stress could trigger a type of hair loss called telogen effluvium," Dr.
There is little or no attempt to see violence as an unseen, systemic phenomenon whose physical manifestation is merely its effluvium.
She'd looked it up in the library: effluvium, a noxious or disagreeable exhalation.