noun. a foul-smelling outflow or vapor (especially a gaseous waste).
- effluvium (Latin)
- effluo (Latin)
Example sentences of the word effluvium
1. Noun, singular or mass
According to the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology, "telogen effluvium" is a term used to describe hair that has been rushed into the resting state after the body suffers a shock due to major surgery.