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tr.v. trans·fused, trans·fus·ing, trans·fus·es
1. To pour (something) out of one vessel into another.
2. To cause to be instilled or imparted: transfused a love of learning to her children.
3. To diffuse through; permeate: a glade that was transfused with sunlight.
4. Medicine To administer a transfusion of or to: transfuse blood into a patient; transfuse a patient.

[Middle English transfusen, to transmit, from Latin trānsfundere, trānsfūs-, to transfuse : trāns-, trans- + fundere, to pour; see gheu- in Indo-European roots.]

trans·fus′er n.
trans·fus′i·ble, trans·fus′a·ble adj.
trans·fu′sive (-fyo͞o′sĭv, -zĭv) adj.
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A pathogen reduction technology licensed in the United States for transfusible plasma and apheresis platelets (INTERCEPT Blood System, Cerus Corporation, Concord, California) is effective in inactivating Zika virus as assessed by in vitro infectivity assays (>6.5 [log.sub.10] in plasma).