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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: eks'u-dat

Definition: Any fluid or semisolid that has exuded out of a tissue or its capillaries, more specifically because of injury or inflammation (peritoneal pus in peritonitis, or the exudate that forms a scab over a skin abrasion) in which case it is characteristically high in protein and white blood cells.

Synonym(s): exudation2

[L. ex, out, + sudo, to sweat]

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