Medical Dictionary


verb per·fo·rate \ˈpər-fə-ˌrāt\

Medical Definition of PERFORATE

transitive verb
:  to make a hole through <an ulcer perforates the duodenal wall>
:  to enter or extend through <the nerve perforates the dura mater>
intransitive verb
:  to penetrate a surface <the wound in the forearm was perforatingJournal of the American Medical Association>
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