Efflorescence



[ef-luh-res-uh ns] /ˌɛf ləˈrɛs əns/

noun
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.
Chemistry.

4.
Pathology. a rash or eruption of the skin.
/ˌɛflɔːˈrɛsəns/
noun
1.
a bursting forth or flowering
2.
(chem, geology)

3.
any skin rash or eruption
n.

1620s, from French efflorescence, from Latin efflorescentem (nominative efflorescens), present participle of efflorescere (see effloresce).
efflorescence
(ěf’lə-rěs’əns)

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