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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: viv'i-di-fyu'zhun

Definition: Archaic term for a method by which circulating blood may be submitted to dialysis outside the body and returned to the circulation without exposure to the air or to any noxious influences; the principle used in the performance of renal dialysis with the artificial kidney.

[vivi- + diffusion]

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