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[fluh-ves-uh nt]
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  1. turning yellow; yellowish.
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Origin of flavescent

1850–55; < Latin flāvescent-, stem of flāvescēns, present participle of flāvescere “to become yellow.” See flav-, -esce, -ent
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  • The complexion usually assumes a muddy or flavescent tint, which during the attack may deepen to a jaundiced hue.

    A System of Practical Medicine By American Authors, Vol. II


British Dictionary definitions for flavescent


  1. turning yellow; yellowish
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Word Origin

C19: from Latin flāvēscere to become yellow, from flāvēre to be yellow, from flāvus yellow
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