verb (used with object), perfused, perfusing.
to overspread with moisture, color, etc.; suffuse.
to diffuse (a liquid, color, etc.) through or over something.
Surgery. to pass (fluid) through blood vessels or the lymphatic system.
to suffuse or permeate (a liquid, colour, etc) through or over (something)
(surgery) to pass (a fluid) through organ tissue to ensure adequate exchange of oxygen and carbon monoxide
1520s, from Latin perfusus, past participle of perfundere “to pour over, besprinkle,” from per- + fundere (see found (v.2)).
perfuse per·fuse (pər-fyōōz’)
v. per·fused, per·fus·ing, per·fus·es
per·fu’sive (pər-fyōō’sĭv, -zĭv) adj.
[per-i-krey-nee-uh m] /ˌpɛr ɪˈkreɪ ni əm/ noun, plural pericrania [per-i-krey-nee-uh] /ˌpɛr ɪˈkreɪ ni ə/ (Show IPA). Anatomy. 1. the outer periosteum of the cranium. /ˌpɛrɪˈkreɪnɪəm/ noun (pl) -nia (-nɪə) 1. the fibrous membrane covering the external surface of the skull pericranium per·i·cra·ni·um (pěr’ĭ-krā’nē-əm) n. pl per·i·cra·ni·a (-nē-ə) The external periosteum that covers the outer surface […]
[per-fyoo-zeyt, -zit] /pərˈfyu zeɪt, -zɪt/ noun, Medicine/Medical, Surgery. 1. a fluid pumped or flowing through an organ or tissue.
pericystic per·i·cys·tic (pěr’ĭ-sĭs’tĭk) adj.
pericyte per·i·cyte (pěr’ĭ-sīt’) n. A slender, relatively undifferentiated, connective tissue cell that occurs about capillaries or other small blood vessels. Also called adventitial cell.