One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1The flowing out of a particular substance or particle.
leak, leakage, spill, seepage, drip, dribble, discharge, emanation, issue, flow, outflow, outpouring, gushView synonyms
- ‘For the first category of compounds, it is the cell wall, together with the outer membrane and associated proteins, which presents a potential barrier to influx and efflux of chemical compounds.’
- ‘Later, the efflux of solutes from chloroplasts was measured.’
- ‘The first step in this process is calcium ion efflux from the cells.’
- ‘The scary aspect of this is that calcium ion efflux occurs at intensities and field strengths that are extremely low.’
- ‘In this study, glucose uptake and efflux from border cells was measured in vitro.’
- 1.1 Material that is flowing out.
- ‘Together, these findings are consistent with the current being carried by a burst of Cl - efflux through Cl - permeable channels that activate almost simultaneously.’
- ‘Diverse mechanisms may be responsible for the development of resistance for Cr in microbes, including chromate efflux 85.’
- ‘So, by such a transport inhibition of ketone body efflux from the liver, the brain is deprived of those energetic compounds leading to lower BDH activity.’
- ‘It is a feature of the results in Fig.2 that sucrose efflux and K + efflux respond similarly to rises in turgor, including the larger rise at highest turgor seen in P. vulgaris though not always in V. faba.’
- ‘Efflux was then measured in tubes containing an assay layer without added Glc.’
- 1.2another term for effluxion (sense 1)
Mid 16th century: from medieval Latin effluxus, from effluere ‘flow out’.
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