blood transfusion

  1. the injection of blood from one person or animal into the bloodstream of another.

Origin of blood transfusion

First recorded in 1875–80

Words Nearby blood transfusion Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use blood transfusion in a sentence

  • Ryan had contracted AIDS from a blood transfusion and symbolized the senselessness of the disease.

    First in the Fight Against AIDS | Steven Petrow | August 26, 2009 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • He brings in blood transfusion together with superstitious symbols, to combat the ravages of vampires.

  • To demand it was an act of weakness, and to yield it was a kind of spiritual blood-transfusion.

    Love's Pilgrimage | Upton Sinclair
  • This blood-transfusion occurs in nature in the "Free-Martin" cattle.

    Taboo and Genetics | Melvin Moses Knight, Iva Lowther Peters, and Phyllis Mary Blanchard
  • Quincke has endeavoured to calculate the amount of blood in cases of blood transfusion for therapeutic purposes.

    Histology of the Blood | Paul Ehrlich