perfuse


per·fuse

transitive verb \(ˌ)pər-ˈfyüz\
per·fusedper·fus·ing

Definition of PERFUSE

1
:  suffuse
2
a :  to cause to flow or spread :  diffuse
b :  to force a fluid through (an organ or tissue) especially by way of the blood vessels
per·fu·sion \-ˈfyü-zhən\ noun

Origin of PERFUSE

Middle English, from Latin perfusus, past participle of perfundere to pour over, from per- through + fundere to pour — more at found
First Known Use: 15th century

per·fuse

transitive verb \(ˌ)pər-ˈfyüz\   (Medical Dictionary)
per·fusedper·fus·ing

Medical Definition of PERFUSE

1
: suffuse <the skin was perfused by blood>
2
a : to cause to flow or spread : diffuse b : to force a fluid through (an organ or tissue) especially by way of the blood vessels <perfuse a liver with salt solution>

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