despumation

noun des·pu·ma·tion \ ˌdespyüˈmāshən \

Definition of despumation

plural -s
archaic
: the act of discharging impurities from the body fluids; sometimes : matter so discharged

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Origin and Etymology of despumation

Late Latin despumation-, despumatio, from Latin despumatus + -ion-, -io -ion


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