effluvium 1640s, from L. effluvium "a flowing out," from effluere (see EFFLUENCE (Cf. effluence)).

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  • Effluvium — Ef*flu vi*um, n.; pl. {Effluvia}. [L., a flowing out, fr. effluere to flow out. See {Effluent}, a.] Subtile or invisible emanation; exhalation perceived by the sense of smell; especially, noisome or noxious exhalation; as, the effluvium from… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • effluvium — ► NOUN (pl. effluvia) ▪ an unpleasant or harmful odour or discharge. ORIGIN Latin …   English terms dictionary

  • effluvium — [e flo͞o′vē əm, iflo͞o′vē əm] n. pl. effluvia [e flo͞o′vēə, i flo͞o′vēə] or effluviums [L, a flowing out, outlet < effluere: see EFFLUENCE] 1. a real or supposed outflow in the form of a vapor or stream of invisible particles; aura 2. a… …   English World dictionary

  • Effluvium — Dieser Artikel oder Abschnitt ist nicht hinreichend mit Belegen (Literatur, Webseiten oder Einzelnachweisen) versehen. Die fraglichen Angaben werden daher möglicherweise demnächst gelöscht. Hilf Wikipedia, indem du die Angaben recherchierst und… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • effluvium — also effluvia noun (plural via; also viums) Etymology: Latin effluvium act of flowing out, from effluere Date: 1651 1. an invisible emanation; especially an offensive exhalation or smell 2. a by product especially in the form of waste …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Effluvium — Ef|flu|vi|um, das; s, ...ien [lat. effluvium] (Med.): Erguss, Ausfluss; Ausdünstung …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Effluvium — Ef|flu̱vium [aus lat. effluvium = Ausfluß] s; s, ...u̱vien [...ien] (in fachspr. Fügungen: ...u̱via): Erguß; Ausfluß; Ausfall. Ef|flu̱vium capillo̱rum [↑Capillus]: Haarausfall. Ef|flu̱vium se̱minis [↑Semen]: Samenerguß …   Das Wörterbuch medizinischer Fachausdrücke

  • Effluvium — Ef|flu|vi|um [...v...] das; s, ...ien [...i̯ən] <aus lat. effluvium »Ausfluss«> Erguss, Ausfluss, Ausdünstung (Med.) …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • effluvium — n.; pl. via [L. ex, out of; fluere, to flow] A noxious smell or invisible emanation …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • effluvium — effluvial, adj. /i flooh vee euhm/, n., pl. effluvia / vee euh/, effluviums. a slight or invisible exhalation or vapor, esp. one that is disagreeable or noxious. [1640 50; < L, equiv. to ef EF + fluv , base of fluere to flow (see EFFLUENT) + ium… …   Universalium

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