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Pronunciation: flo


  1. To bleed from the uterus less profusely than in flooding.
  2. The menstrual discharge.
  3. Movement of a liquid or gas; specifically, the volume of liquid or gas passing a given point per unit of time. In respiratory physiology, the symbol for gas flow is V and for blood flow is Q, followed by subscripts denoting location and chemical species.
  4. In rheology, a permanent deformation of a body that proceeds with time.

[A.S. flowan]

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