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autotransfusion

[aw-toh-trans-fyoo-zhuh n] /ˌɔ toʊ trænsˈfyu ʒən/
noun
1.
infusion of a patient's own blood, either collected and returned to the body during surgery or transfused from a stored supply.
Origin of autotransfusion
1960-1965
First recorded in 1960-65; auto-1 + transfusion
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autotransfusion in Medicine

autotransfusion au·to·trans·fu·sion (ô'tō-trāns-fyōō'zhən)
n.
Infusion of blood or blood products into the individual from whom they were originally withdrawn.

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