exhalant

or ex·hal·ent

[ eks-hey-luhnt, ek-sey- ]
/ ɛksˈheɪ lənt, ɛkˈseɪ- /

adjective

exhaling; emitting.

noun

something that exhales, as the ducts of certain mollusks.

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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
/ (ɛksˈheɪlənt, ɪɡˈzeɪ-) /

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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