effluvium


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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.
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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
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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.
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Noun1.effluvium - a foul-smelling outflow or vapor (especially a gaseous waste)
emission, discharge - a substance that is emitted or released
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Translations

effluvium

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

nAusdünstung f
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References in classic literature ?
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.
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.
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. Nor did he need the evidence of his eyes to tell him whether there were two lions or four up wind,--a hundred yards away or half a mile.
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. I believe the smell from the buck is most powerful at the period when its horns are perfect, or free from the hairy skin.
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.
A differential diagnosis for female pattern hair loss could include telogen effluvium, chronic telogen effluvium, loose anagen syndrome, and cicatricial alopecia.
In our study, telogen effluvium was noticed in 25.00 percent of the patients and 1.78 percent of the patients presented with hirsutism.
alopecia areata, androgenetic alopecia and telogen effluvium and an equal number of age- and sex-matched controls were included in the study.
Hair changes included telogen effluvium, diffuse alopecia, graying of hair seen with CD4 count < 200.