exudate

noun

ex·​u·​date ˈek-s(y)ü-ˌdāt How to pronounce exudate (audio) -shü- How to pronounce exudate (audio)
: exuded matter

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Castoreum is a yellowish exudate from the castor sacs of mature beavers, who use it to scent mark their territories. Scott Lafee, San Diego Union-Tribune, 18 Oct. 2022 The black substance is sooty mold, which feeds on the exudate from sucking insects. oregonlive, 27 Mar. 2022 In return the plant roots produce an exudate that feeds the fungi. oregonlive, 26 Mar. 2022 If we or people around us had blasted out a different sort of bodily eruption with so little effort at containment, and with significant exudate, . Gene Weingarten, Washington Post, 9 Apr. 2020 The adhesive skin exudate of Notaden bennetti frogs (Anura: Limnodynastidae) has similarities to the prey capture glue of Euperipatoides sp. Dani Rabaiotti, Quartz, 18 June 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1876, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of exudate was in 1876

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“Exudate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/exudate. Accessed 31 Jan. 2023.

Medical Definition

exudate

noun
ex·​u·​date ˈek-s(y)u̇-ˌdāt How to pronounce exudate (audio) -shu̇- How to pronounce exudate (audio)
: exuded matter
especially : the material composed of serum, fibrin, and white blood cells that escapes from blood vessels into a superficial lesion or area of inflammation
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