[ eks-yoo-dey-shuhn, ek-suh-, eg-zuh- ]
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  1. the act of exuding.

  2. something that is exuded.

  1. a discharge of certain elements of the blood into the tissues.

Origin of exudation

1605–15; <Late Latin ex(s)ūdātiōn- (stem of ex(s)ūdātiō), equivalent to ex(s)ūdāt(us) (past participle of ex(s)ūdāre to exude) + -iōn--ion

Other words from exudation

  • ex·u·da·tive [ig-zoo-duh-tiv, ik-soo-], /ɪgˈzu də tɪv, ɪkˈsu-/, adjective
  • un·ex·u·da·tive, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for exudation


/ (ˌɛksjʊˈdeɪʃən) /

  1. the act of exuding or oozing out

  2. Also called: exudate (ˈɛksjʊˌdeɪt) a fluid with a high content of protein in a body cavity: Compare transudate

Derived forms of exudation

  • exudative (ɪɡˈzjuːdətɪv), adjective

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