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Pronunciation: he'mo-di'a-li'zer

Definition: A machine for hemodialysis in acute or chronic renal failure; toxic substances in the blood are removed by exposure of blood to dialyzing fluid (dialysate) across a semipermeable membrane.

Synonym(s): artificial kidney

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