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perfuse

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verb per·fuse \(ˌ)pər-ˈfyüz\

Definition of perfuse

per·fusedper·fus·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  suffuse

  3. 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 play \-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


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perfuse

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transitive verb per·fuse \(ˌ)pər-ˈfyüz\

Medical Definition of perfuse

per·fusedper·fus·ing

  1. 1:  suffuse <the skin was perfused by blood>

  2. 2a:  to cause to flow or spread :  diffuseb:  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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