[ per-fyoo-zhuh n ]
/ pərˈfyu ʒən /


the act of perfusing.
Surgery. the passage of fluid through the lymphatic system or blood vessels to an organ or a tissue.

Origin of perfusion

1565–75; < Latin perfūsiōn- (stem of perfūsiō) a drenching. See perfuse, -ion

Can be confused

perfusion profusion Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for perfusion

  • The minute accuracy of Harveys observation is shown by his record of what is in reality a perfusion experiment.

    William Harvey|D'Arcy Powers

Medicine definitions for perfusion


[ pər-fyōōzhən ]


The act of perfusing.
The injection of fluid into a blood vessel in order to reach an organ or tissues, usually to supply nutrients and oxygen.
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