efflorescence


ef·flo·res·cence

noun \-ˈre-sən(t)s\

Definition of EFFLORESCENCE

1
a :  the action or process of developing and unfolding as if coming into flower :  blossoming <periods of … intellectual and artistic efflorescence — Julian Huxley>
b :  an instance of such development
c :  fullness of manifestation :  culmination
2
:  the period or state of flowering
3
:  the process or product of efflorescing chemically
ef·flo·res·cent \-sənt\ adjective

First Known Use of EFFLORESCENCE

1626

ef·flo·res·cence

noun \ˌef-lə-ˈres-ən(t)s\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of EFFLORESCENCE

1
: the process of efflorescing; also : the powder or crust so formed
2
: a redness of the skin or an eruption (as in a rash)
ef·flo·res·cent \-ənt\ adjective

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