1. A falling down or out, as of the hair. SEE ALSO: effluvium. 2. A flowing down or discharge of fluid. SYN: defluvium. [L. defluxio, de-fluo, pp. -fluxus, to flow down]

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de·flux·ion (de-flukґshən) defluvium.

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