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Medical Term:

transudate

Pronunciation: tranz'yu-dat

Definition: Any fluid (solvent and solute) that has passed through a presumably normal membrane, such as the capillary wall, as a result of imbalanced hydrostatic and osmotic forces; characteristically low in protein unless there has been secondary concentration.

Synonym(s): transudation2

[trans- + L. sudo, pp. -atus, to sweat]

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