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noun (pl) -ses (-ˌsiːz)
(med) the filtering of circulating blood through a semipermeable membrane in an apparatus (haemodialyser or artificial kidney) to remove waste products: performed in cases of kidney failure Also called extracorporeal dialysis See also dialysis, artificial kidney


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