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[eks-yoo-deyt, ek-suh-, eg-zuh-]
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  1. a substance exuded; exudation.
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Origin of exudate

First recorded in 1875–80; exude + -ate1
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Examples from the Web for exudate

Historical Examples

  • The microscopic characters of the exudate are pretty uniform.

    A System of Practical Medicine By American Authors, Vol. II


  • The poisonous substances produced by bacteria are diluted and washed away from the part by the exudate.

    Disease and Its Causes

    William Thomas Councilman

  • The exudate that fills the air cells and minute bronchial branches undergoes disintegration and softening when healing commences.

    Special Report on Diseases of the Horse

    United States Department of Agriculture

  • The leaves are exposed to the air and sunlight until an exudate appears on them and is reabsorbed.

    Tobacco Leaves

    W. A. Brennan

  • The exudate may be blood-stained or apparently consist entirely of clotted blood.

    Scurvy Past and Present

    Alfred Fabian Hess

exudate in Medicine


  1. A fluid that has exuded out of a tissue or its capillaries due to injury or inflammation.
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