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

Definition of transfusion in English:


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).

Words that rhyme with transfusion

allusion, collusion, conclusion, confusion, contusion, delusion, diffusion, effusion, exclusion, extrusion, fusion, illusion, inclusion, interfusion, intrusion, obtrusion, occlusion, preclusion, profusion, prolusion, protrusion, reclusion, seclusion, suffusion
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