transudation or tran·su·date [tran-soo-dey-shuh n or tran-soo-deyt] ExamplesWord Origin noun

  1. the act or process of transuding.
  2. a substance that has transuded.

Origin of transudation First recorded in 1605–15, transudation is from the New Latin word trānsūdātiōn- (stem of trānsūdātiō). See transude, -ate1, -ion Related formstran·su·da·tive [tran-soo-duh-tiv] /trænˈsu də tɪv/, tran·su·da·to·ry [tran-soo-duh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /trænˈsu dəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/, adjective Examples from the Web for transudate Historical Examples of transudate

  • Predominance of endothelial cells, few cells of any kind being present, indicates a transudate (Fig. 119).

    A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis

    James Campbell Todd

  • British Dictionary definitions for transudate transudate noun

    1. physiol any fluid without a high protein content that passes through a membrane, esp through the wall of a capillaryCompare exudation (def. 2)
    2. anything that has been transuded

    transudate in Medicine transudate [trăn-sōō′dāt′, trăn′su-dāt′] n.

    1. A product of the process of passing through a membrane, pore, or interstice.
    2. A substance that transudes.

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