exhalant

or ex·hal·ent

[eks-hey-luh nt, ek-sey-]
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adjective

exhaling; emitting.

noun

something that exhales, as the ducts of certain mollusks.

Nearby words

  1. exfoliation,
  2. exfoliative,
  3. exfoliative cytology,
  4. exfoliative dermatitis,
  5. exfoliative gastritis,
  6. exhalation,
  7. exhale,
  8. exhaust,
  9. exhaust fan,
  10. exhaust manifold

Origin of exhalant

1765–75; < Latin exhālant- (stem of exhālāns), present participle of exhālāre to exhale; see -ant

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British Dictionary definitions for exhalant

exhalant

adjective

emitting a vapour or liquid; exhalingan exhalant siphon; exhalant duct

noun

an organ or vessel that emits a vapour or liquid
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