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 ?
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.
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.
Telogen Effluvium is another causal factor of hair loss in women mostly.
Within 48 hours, he was ranting about "shithole countries" whose human effluvium befouls America's shores.
Once hunting ducks from a blind on the Republican River along the Nebraska/Kansas border we encountered muddy and mucky water on the way to the blind that when disturbed released effluvium so rank it made the hydrogen sulfide experiments in high school chemistry seem like Coco Chanel's finest by comparison.
This condition should not be confused with hair shedding or telogen effluvium, which can temporarily take place during periods of excessive stress but is followed by hair regain after a while, something that does not happen in the case of Androgenetic Alopecia.
Most common cutaneous side effect which developed in 10 patients after varying duration of starting chemotherapy was alopecia, both anagen and telogen effluvium, with multiple drugs as suspected causative gents.