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tr.v. per·fused, per·fus·ing, per·fus·es
1. To coat or permeate with liquid, color, or light; suffuse.
2. To pour or diffuse (a liquid, for example) over or through something.

[Latin perfundere, perfūs-, to pour over : per-, per- + fundere, to pour; see gheu- in Indo-European roots.]

per·fu′sive (pər-fyo͞o′sĭv, -zĭv) adj.


vb (tr)
1. to suffuse or permeate (a liquid, colour, etc) through or over (something)
2. (Surgery) surgery to pass (a fluid) through organ tissue to ensure adequate exchange of oxygen and carbon monoxide
[C16: from Latin perfūsus wetted, from perfundere to pour over, from per- + fundere to pour]
perˈfused adj
perˈfusion n
perˈfusionist n
perˈfusive adj



v.t. -fused, -fus•ing.
1. to overspread with moisture, color, etc.; suffuse.
2. to diffuse (a liquid, color, etc.) through or over something.
3. to pass (fluid) through blood vessels or the lymphatic system to an organ or tissue.
[1520–30; < Latin perfūsus, past participle of perfundere to drench, flood. See per-, fuse2]
per•fu′sion (-ˈfyu ʒən) n.
per•fu′sive (-sɪv) adj.


Past participle: perfused
Gerund: perfusing

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.perfuse - force a fluid through (a body part or tissue); "perfuse a liver with a salt solution"
flush - cause to flow or flood with or as if with water; "flush the meadows"
2.perfuse - cause to spread or flush or flood through, over, or across; "The sky was suffused with a warm pink color"
flush - cause to flow or flood with or as if with water; "flush the meadows"
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Ten mins were allowed to perfuse the heart in Langendorff's mode; meanwhile pulmonary vein was cannulated to allow the perfusion in working heart mode according to Neely [24].
Developing marine invertebrates in particular have 1) rapid uptake from the experimental medium of the radioactively labeled substrates used to measure biosynthesis (Stephens and Schinske, 1961; Manahan, 1990); 2) less morphological complexity than larger animals, which facilitates uniform distribution of tracer molecules (tRNA loading; Regier and Kafatos, 1977); 3) tractability to perfuse cells with metabolic inhibitors; and 4) sufficiently small size for whole-organism level in vivo measurements.
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