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Pronunciation: per-fyus'

Definition: To force blood or other fluid to flow from the artery through the vascular bed of a tissue or to flow through the lumen of a hollow structure (an isolated renal tubule).

[L. perfusio, fr. per- + fusio, a pouring]

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