Skip to Content


Pronunciation: tran'spi-ra'shun

Definition: Passage of watery vapor through the skin or any membrane.

[trans- + L. spiro, pp. -atus, to breathe]

See Also: insensible perspiration

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

© Copyright 2018 Wolters Kluwer. All Rights Reserved. Review date: Sep 19, 2016.