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ef•flo•res•cence



Pronunciation: (ef"lu-res'uns), [key]
n.
1. the state or a period of flowering.
2. an example or result of growth and development: These works are the efflorescence of his genius.
3. Chem.
a. the act or process of efflorescing.
b. the resulting powdery substance or incrustation.
4. Pathol.a rash or eruption of the skin.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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