or ex·hal·ent

[eks-hey-luh nt, ek-sey-]
  1. something that exhales, as the ducts of certain mollusks.

Origin of exhalant

1765–75; < Latin exhālant- (stem of exhālāns), present participle of exhālāre to exhale; see -ant
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  1. emitting a vapour or liquid; exhalingan exhalant siphon; exhalant duct
  1. an organ or vessel that emits a vapour or liquid
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