or tran·su·date

[ tran-soo-dey-shuh n or tran-soo-deyt ]
/ ˌtræn sʊˈdeɪ ʃən or ˈtræn sʊˌdeɪt /


the act or process of transuding.
a substance that has transuded.

Origin of transudation

First recorded in 1605–15, transudation is from the New Latin word trānsūdātiōn- (stem of trānsūdātiō). See transude, -ate1, -ion

Related forms

tran·su·da·tive [tran-soo-duh-tiv] /trænˈsu də tɪv/, tran·su·da·to·ry [tran-soo-duh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /trænˈsu dəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for transudate

  • Predominance of endothelial cells, few cells of any kind being present, indicates a transudate (Fig. 119).

    A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis|James Campbell Todd

British Dictionary definitions for transudate


/ (ˈtrænsʊˌdeɪt) /


physiol any fluid without a high protein content that passes through a membrane, esp through the wall of a capillaryCompare exudation (def. 2)
anything that has been transuded

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Medicine definitions for transudate


[ trăn-sōōdāt′, trănsu-dāt′ ]


A product of the process of passing through a membrane, pore, or interstice.
A substance that transudes.

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