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From Latin effluvium (an outlet), from effluō (flow out or away), from ex (out of, from) + fluō (flow).

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Effluvium

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effluvia or effluviums

Effluvium (plural effluvia or effluviums)
  1. a gaseous or vaporous emission, especially a foul-smelling one
    • 1835, William Gilmore Simms, The Partisan, Harper, Chapter XV, page 188:
      She was now bending over a huge light wood blaze, with a pipe of rude structure and no small dimensions in her mouth, from which the occasional puff went forth, filling the apartment with the unpleasant effluvia of the vilest leaf-tobacco.</span>
  2. a condition causing the shedding of hair

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From effluō (flow out or away), from ex (out of, from) + fluō (flow).

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effluvium (genitive effluviī); n, second declension

  1. The act of flowing out; discharge of liquid, outlet, efflux.

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