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abluminal

adjective ab·lu·mi·nal \ ˌab-ˈlü-mə-nᵊl \
variants: also ablumenal

medical Definition of abluminal

:forming, involving, or occurring on the outer surface of a body part or device with an internal cavity or channel :not adjacent to the lumen of a tubular organ or part
  • … the abluminal surface of the stent …
  • —Ron WaksmanThe Lancet3 Oct. 2008
  • We have observed that the individual extravasated cells extend pseudopodial projections that wrap around the abluminal surface of vessel …
  • —Ann F. Chambers et al., in Advances in Cancer Research2000

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