Definition of transfusion in English:


Line breaks: trans|fu¦sion
Pronunciation: /transˈfjʊːʒ(ə)n
, trɑːns-, -nz-/


An act of transferring donated blood, blood products, or other fluid into the circulatory system of a person or animal: major bleeding necessitating transfusions [mass noun]: transfusion is necessary in some circumstances
More example sentences
  • Before death, the organ donor received several transfusions of blood products.
  • She was treated with intravenous folinic acid and antibiotics and was given transfusions of blood products.
  • Whenever possible, transfusions of all blood products should be limited.


late Middle English: from Latin transfusio(n-), from the verb transfundere (see transfuse).

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