transfusion [trans-fyoo-zhuh n] ExamplesWord Origin See more synonyms for transfusion on noun

  1. the act or process of transfusing.
  2. Medicine/Medical. the direct transferring of blood, plasma, or the like into a blood vessel.

Origin of transfusion 1570–80; Latin trānsfūsiōn- (stem of trānsfūsiō) decanting, intermingling, equivalent to trānsfūs(us) (see transfuse) + -iōn- -ion Related Words for transfusion transmission, transfer, exchange Examples from the Web for transfusion Contemporary Examples of transfusion

  • According to those who witnessed the transfusion, the effects of the antibodies were seemingly evident within hours.

    Blood Is Ebola’s Weapon and Weakness

    Abby Haglage

    October 26, 2014

  • Historical Examples of transfusion

  • “Needs a transfusion,” remarked Gootes as we stood on the sidewalk before it.

    Greener Than You Think

    Ward Moore

  • Transfusion of blood into a vein three or four ounces a day?

    Zoonomia, Vol. II

    Erasmus Darwin

  • A similar operation is the transfusion of blood, with which subject indeed I began.

    Human Animals

    Frank Hamel

  • It got into his blood, you know, and the only way they could save his life was by transfusion.

    Left Half Harmon

    Ralph Henry Barbour

  • There was no hope for her; only a transfusion of blood could save her; she was almost bloodless.

    Memoirs of My Dead Life

    George Moore

  • British Dictionary definitions for transfusion transfusion noun

    1. the act or an instance of transfusing
    2. the injection of blood, blood plasma, etc, into the blood vessels of a patient

    Word Origin and History for transfusion n.

    1570s, “action of pouring liquid from one vessel to another,” from Latin transfusionem (nominative transfusio), noun of action from transfusus (see transfuse). Sense of “transfering of blood from one individual to another” first recorded 1640s.

    transfusion in Medicine transfusion [trăns-fyōō′zhən] n.

    1. The transfer of whole blood or blood products from one individual to another.
    2. The intravascular injection of physiological saline solution.

    transfusion in Science transfusion [trăns-fyōō′zhən]

    1. The transfer of blood or a component of blood, such as red blood cells, plasma, or platelets, from one person to another to replace losses caused by injury, surgery, or disease. Donated blood products are tested for blood type and certain infectious diseases and stored in blood banks until they are used. The blood of the donor is shown to be histologically compatible, or crossmatched, with that of the recipient before transfusion. See more at Rh factor. See Note at blood type.

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