Definition of transude in English:

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Pronunciation: /tranˈso͞od/


(With reference to a fluid) discharge or be discharged gradually through pores in a membrane, especially within the body.
Example sentences
  • It is given by injection and stimulates serum IgM, IgG, and IgA, but not secretory IgA, immunity being induced by antibody transuding into the oropharynx.
  • This condition is due to haemorrhages into the stroma of the iris, the fluid part of the blood transuding into the anterior chamber.
  • Alternatively, serum antibody may be transuded into tracheal secretion or reach mucosal surface in inflammatory exudates.



Pronunciation: /ˈtransəˌdāt/
Example sentences
  • The increased transudate burdening the lymphatic system results in interstitial edema.
  • The formation of the transudate / exudates and casts in the airway are the result of a number of factors.
  • Pleural fluid LDH is the most accurate overall criterion for classifying pleural effusions into exudates and transudates.


Pronunciation: /ˌtran(t)səˈdāSH(ə)n/
Example sentences
  • Urticarial lesions are the result of capillary vasodilation followed by transudation of fluid into the superficial dermis.
  • The greatest degree of histologic changes were observed in animals receiving hypercapnia + LPS, where significant alveolar transudation, septal edema, and extravasation of red blood cells occurred.
  • It is characterized by a massive transudation of a protein-rich fluid from the vascular compartment into the peritoneal, pleural, or, to a lesser extent, pericardial cavities.


Mid 17th century: from French transsuder (in Old French tressuer), from Latin trans- 'across' + sudare 'to sweat'.

Words that rhyme with transude

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Syllabification: tran·sude

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