dialysate

noun

di·​al·​y·​sate dī-ˈa-lə-ˌzāt How to pronounce dialysate (audio) -ˌsāt How to pronounce dialysate (audio)
variants or less commonly dialyzate
: the material that passes through the membrane in dialysis

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web For years, water from the couple's tap was piped into Otis' hemodialysis machine that filters and warms the water, then mixes it into a dialysate that filters the longtime EMT driver's blood. Johnny Dodd, Peoplemag, 1 Sep. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1867, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of dialysate was circa 1867

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Cite this Entry

“Dialysate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dialysate. Accessed 29 Nov. 2022.

Medical Definition

dialysate

noun

di·​al·​y·​sate dī-ˈal-ə-ˌzāt How to pronounce dialysate (audio) -ˌsāt How to pronounce dialysate (audio)
variants also dialyzate
1
: the material that passes through the membrane in dialysis

called also diffusate

2
: the liquid into which material passes by way of the membrane in dialysis

called also diffusate

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