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[ef-luh-res-uh ns] /ˌɛf ləˈrɛs əns/

the state or a period of flowering.
an example or result of growth and development:
These works are the efflorescence of his genius.

Pathology. a rash or eruption of the skin.
a bursting forth or flowering
(chem, geology)

any skin rash or eruption

1620s, from French efflorescence, from Latin efflorescentem (nominative efflorescens), present participle of efflorescere (see effloresce).


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