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 (ĭn-fĭl′trāt′, ĭn′fĭl-)
v. in·fil·trat·ed, in·fil·trat·ing, in·fil·trates
a. To pass (troops, for example) surreptitiously into enemy-held territory.
b. To penetrate with hostile intent: infiltrate enemy lines; terrorists that had infiltrated the country.
2. To enter or take up positions in gradually or surreptitiously, as for purposes of espionage or takeover: infiltrated key government agencies with spies.
3. To cause (a liquid, for example) to permeate a substance by passing through its interstices or pores.
4. To permeate (a porous substance) with a liquid or gas.
To gain entrance gradually or surreptitiously.
One that infiltrates, especially an abnormal substance that accumulates gradually in cells or body tissues.

in·fil′tra·tive (-trə-tĭv) adj.
in·fil′tra·tor n.
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infiltrative, infiltrating

adj infiltrante
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One more infiltrative lipoma to consider is the spindle cell lipoma which may occur occasionally in the tongue.
In the legs you can sometimes get an infiltrative lipoma, which starts to invade the muscle layers and is a bit more aggressive.
Occurrence of infiltrative lipoma with remarkable abomasal ulcers in a lamb- a case report.
Lipoma and infiltrative lipoma: a diagnostic dilemma.
No recurrence has been described after local excision, but infiltrative lipoma tends to recur after inadequate excision due to the fact that they are not encapsulated like simple lipomas.
The mass was excised and submitted for histopathology, and the histopathologic diagnosis was infiltrative lipoma. The surgical incision healed uneventfully, and no evidence of tumor regrowth was apparent 7 months after surgery.
Uncommon exceptions to this norm include infiltrative lipomas and myelolipomas.
Called infiltrative lipomas, these usually occur in the legs but can affect the chest, head, abdominal body wall, or perianal region.