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diffusion

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noun dif·fu·sion \dif-ˈyü-zhən\

Medical Definition of diffusion

  1. 1:  the process whereby particles of liquids, gases, or solids intermingle as the result of their spontaneous movement caused by thermal agitation and in dissolved substances move from a region of higher to one of lower concentration

  2. 2a:  reflection of light by a rough reflecting surfaceb:  transmission of light through a translucent material

diffusional \-ˈyüzh-nəl, -ən-əl\play adjective




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