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[dih-fluhk-shuh n]
noun Pathology.
  1. a copious discharge of fluid matter, as in catarrh.
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Origin of defluxion

1540–50; < Late Latin dēfluxiōn- (stem of dēfluxiō) a flowing down, discharge, equivalent to Latin dē- de- + fluxiōn- fluxion
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Historical Examples of defluxion

  • This year, his Laura was seized with a defluxion in her eyes, which made her suffer much, and even threatened her with blindness.

    The Sonnets, Triumphs, and Other Poems of Petrarch


  • A man of mean condition, born at Alexandria, had lost his sight by a defluxion on his eyes.

defluxion in Medicine


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