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exudate

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Pronunciation: /ˈɛɡzjʊdeɪt
 
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Definition of exudate in English:

noun

1 Medicine A mass of cells and fluid that has seeped out of blood vessels or an organ, especially in inflammation.
Example sentences
  • Histologically, no cardial brain abscesses show purulent exudate surrounded by variable amounts of fibrosis.
  • A similar reaction was present in the left ovary surrounding an abscess cavity containing purulent exudate and surrounded by dense fibrosis and chronic inflammation.
  • To be included in the analysis, patients had to have at least three of the following conditions concomitantly: fever, tonsillar exudate, tender anterior cervical lymph nodes and absence of cough.
2 Botany & Entomology A substance secreted by a plant or insect.
Example sentences
  • The chemical properties of plant litter and exudates strongly influence many chemical properties of soils that are critical to ecosystem functioning.
  • Cytokinins were analysed in leaf extracts, leaf phloem exudate and in the shoot apical meristem at different times during floral transition.
  • Moreover, the composition of exudates produced by glandular trichomes may change with leaf age.

Origin

late 19th century: from Latin exsudat- 'exuded', from the verb exsudare.

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