Exudation

Definition

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(1) The act, process, or condition of exuding, i.e. the oozing or passing gradually of fluid or semifluid from a structure or tissue (e.g. plant pores or via the blood vessel wall)

(2) The exudate itself


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Word origin: from exude, "to ooze,"[1] from the Latin exsūdāre, "to (ooze) out like sweat"

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