effluvium

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noun ef·flu·vi·um \e-ˈflü-vē-əm\
variants: or less commonly

effluvia

play \e-ˈflü-vē-ə\

Definition of effluvium

plural

effluvia

also

effluviums

  1. 1 :  an invisible emanation; especially :  an offensive exhalation or smell

  2. 2 :  a by-product especially in the form of waste

Examples of effluvium in a Sentence

  1. the effluvia from local sewage treatment plants polluting the river

Origin and Etymology of effluvium

Latin effluvium act of flowing out, from effluere


Medical Dictionary

effluvium

play
noun ef·flu·vi·um \e-ˈflü-vē-əm\

Medical Definition of effluvium

plural

effluvia

\-vē-ə\play or

effluviums

  1. :  an invisible emanation; especially :  an offensive exhalation or smell—the form effluvia often used with a singular verb



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