efflux

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noun ef·flux \ 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

effluxion

play \e-ˈflək-shən\ noun

Origin and Etymology of efflux

Medieval Latin effluxus, from effluere


Medical Dictionary

efflux

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noun ef·flux \ ˈef-ˌləks \

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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