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Pronunciation: de-fluks'shun


  1. A falling down or out, as of the hair.
  2. A flowing down or discharge of fluid.

Synonym(s): defluvium

[L. defluxio, de-fluo, pp. -fluxus, to flow down]

See Also: effluvium

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