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suffusion

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noun suf·fu·sion \sə-ˈfyü-zhən\

Medical Definition of suffusion

  1. 1:  the act or process of suffusing or state of being suffused with something; specifically :  the spreading of a fluid of the body into the surrounding tissues <a suffusion of blood>

  2. 2:  a coloring spread over a surface (as the face)




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