perfuse

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Perfuse \Per*fuse"\ (p[~e]r*f[=u]z"), verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Perfused} (p[~e]r*f[=u]zd"); p. pr. & vb. n. {Perfusing}.] [L. perfusus, p. p. of perfundere to pour over; per + fundere to pour.]

1. To suffuse; to fill full or to excess. --Harvey.

2. To pass a liquid through or over; as, the isolated kidney was perfused with saline solution. [PJC]

3. (Surgery) To pass (a liquid) through an organ. [PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

perfuse

verb

1: force a fluid through (a body part or tissue); "perfuse a liver with a salt solution"

2: cause to spread or flush or flood through, over, or across; "The sky was suffused with a warm pink color" [syn: {suffuse}, {perfuse}]


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