defluxion

noun
de·​flux·​ion | \də̇ˈfləkshən, dē-\
plural -s

Definition of defluxion 

1 : downflow

2 obsolete

a : a flowing down of fluid matter (as a copious discharge from the nose in catarrh)

b : inflammation

c : sudden loss of hair

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History and Etymology for defluxion

Late Latin defluxion-, defluxio, from Latin defluxus + -ion-, -io -ion

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