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exhalant

[eks-hey-luh nt, ek-sey-] /ɛksˈheɪ lənt, ɛkˈseɪ-/
adjective
1.
exhaling; emitting.
noun
2.
something that exhales, as the ducts of certain mollusks.
Also, exhalent.
Origin
1765-1775
1765-75; < Latin exhālant- (stem of exhālāns), present participle of exhālāre to exhale; see -ant
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  • Zebra mussels are filter feeders having both inhalant and exhalant siphons.
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exhalant

/ɛksˈheɪlənt; ɪɡˈzeɪ-/
adjective
1.
emitting a vapour or liquid; exhaling: an exhalant siphon, exhalant duct
noun
2.
an organ or vessel that emits a vapour or liquid
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