efflux


ef·flux

noun \ˈe-ˌfləks\

Definition of EFFLUX

1
:  something given off in or as if in a stream
2
a :  effluence 2
b :  a passing away :  expiration
ef·flux·ion \e-ˈflək-shən\ noun

Origin of EFFLUX

Medieval Latin effluxus, from effluere
First Known Use: 1647

ef·flux

noun \ˈef-ˌləks\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of EFFLUX

1
: something that is given off in or as if in a stream <the red-blood-cell sodium ion efflux>
2
: the action or process of flowing or seeming to flow out <the uptake and efflux of sodium ions>

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