from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act or process of transfusing.
- n. Medicine The transfer of whole blood or blood products from one individual to another.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The transfer of blood or blood products from one individual to another.
- n. The act of pouring liquid from one vessel to another.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of transfusing, or pouring, as liquor, out of one vessel into another.
- n. The act or operation of transferring the blood of one man or animal into the vascular system of another; also, the introduction of any fluid into the blood vessels, or into a cavity of the body from which it can readily be adsorbed into the vessels; intrafusion.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of transfusing, or of pouring, as a liquid, out of one vessel into another; hence, in general, transmission; transference.
- n. In medicine, the transmission of blood from one living animal to another, or from a human being or one of the lower animals into a human being, with the view of restoring the vigor of exhausted subjects or of replacing the blood lost by hemorrhage; also, the intravenous injection of other liquids, such as milk or saline solutions, in order to restore the circulating fluid to its normal volume, as after severe hemorrhage.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the introduction of blood or blood plasma into a vein or artery
- n. the action of pouring a liquid from one vessel to another
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