exhalant


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ex·ha·lant

also ex·ha·lent  (ĕks-hā′lənt, ĕk-sā′-)
adj.
Functioning in exhalation.
n.
An organ, such as a clam's siphon, used for exhalation.

exhalant

(ɛksˈheɪlənt; ɪɡˈzeɪ-)
adj
emitting a vapour or liquid; exhaling: an exhalant siphon; exhalant duct.
n
an organ or vessel that emits a vapour or liquid

ex•hal•ant

(ɛksˈheɪ lənt, ɛkˈseɪ-)

adj.
1. exhaling; emitting.
n.
2. something used for exhalation, as the ducts of certain mollusks.
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The vigorous jets, which were used only occasionally by the animals, had very similar amplitudes of mantle contraction to the escape jets that we recorded, but had an exhalant phase that was 1.
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The effects of velocity and seston concentration on the exhalant siphon area, valve gape and filtration rate of the mussel Mytilus edulis.
They have two siphons--an inhalant siphon that they use to pull water into their bodies, and an exhalant siphon that they use to expel water and wastes.
When mature, the larvae are passed from the marsupium to the branchial canal and eliminated to the exterior through the exhalant opening (Castellanos and Landoni, 1990).
Un informateur m explique de plus que cette precaution est prise pour ne pas deranger les pratiquants avec de fortes odeurs s exhalant des cuisines.